Senator held hostage by irate protesters in Gombe state

According to reports reaching lailasnews, The senator representing Gombe South, Joshua Lidani, is currently being held hostage by protesters in his constituency.

Senator held hostage by irate protesters in Gombe state Lailasnews

A live Facebook update by an activist, Ibrahim Wala, monitored on Monday said Mr Lidani paid an unscheduled visit to Talasse town, the headquarters of Balanga Local Government Area to meet with political associates.

According to PremiumTimes, one of the protesters said Mr Lidani, a former deputy governor, is currently hiding inside the residence of the traditional ruler of the town.

He said the protesters are asking the senator to come out and “answer some of their questions.”

He said the grouse of the protesters with Mr Lidani is that,

“he refused to visit Talasse since his election despite several appeals.”

He also said the senator refused to answer or return calls from the people of his constituency only for him to sneak in today.

He said the police were invited to the scene but they had to retreat to a distance to avoid confrontation with the large crowd.

“Apart from those at the emir’s palace, several youth groups have also blocked all other roads the senator may seek to sneak out, not just in Talasse here, but other villages along the road as well,” he said.

This happening after, Hon. Garba Hamman Julde, a member of the house of representatives from Taraba State, representing Bali/Gassol federal constituency in the lower legislative chamber, was reportedly attacked by angry constituents who accused him of abandoning them.

The Lawmaker who had presented 11 motorcycles and one car to the ward executives and local government chairman of the APC in Bali local government, was scuttled to safety on Saturday after constituents reportedly hurled stones at him.

The incident reportedly occurred after the house of representatives member, who had just finished his speech moved to present keys to the car and motorcycles to Bali executives.


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