Jibrin’s guber campaign office burnt down in Kano

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The campaign office of Sen. Barau Jibrin, a governorship hopeful and an arch-opponent of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has been burnt to ashes in Kano on Wednesday night.

Reports say over one thousand hoodlums attacked the campaign office located around Maiduguri Road and owned by Alhaji Musa Gwadabe, a former Labour and Productivity Minister, setting it ablaze before proceeding to Gyadi Gyadi Quarters, where the Ahmadu Zago factional All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman confirmed by the Abuja High Court was set to open his state party secretariat.

Senator Jibrin, who is away in Abuja was said to have cried out that, “they have burnt down my campaign office, what sort of politics is this, that a whole campaign office could be burnt down”.

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The State Police Commissioner, Ismaila Dikko, confirmed the incident, saying his men have taken over the area for assessment.

“We are already in control of the situation, and my men have fully taken over the place investigating what happened”, the police chief explained.

Politics in Kano is getting hotter especially after the declaration of an Abuja High Court annulling the elections of the Governor’s APC leadership under Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas.

On Tuesday, men of the state revenue office locked up the office of the lawyer of the House of Representatives member, Shaaban Ibrahim Sharada, Barrister Ibrahim Jimoh SAN, who secured victory against the state in the APC Congresses crises.

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They accused the owners of the six-storey building housing Jimoh’s office of not settling N3 billion tenement rent, a reason they said they padlocked the place.


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By Kalu Odinakachi
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