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Katsina APC chairman escapes mob attack in Government House


The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Katsina State, Shittu S. Shittu, has narrowly escaped a mob attack at the conference room of the state Government House.

The incident occurred yesterday when the immediate past Director-General of SMEDAN, Bature Umar Masari, was at the Government House on solidarity visit after his recent defection to the APC.

Bature is Governor Aminu Bello Masari’s nephew, and had come along with his supporters from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Trouble started when Shittu, in his remark, claimed that he did not know Bature Masari very well.

According to him: “I cannot say that I know you very well but I know you were in PDP and you campaigned against us when we were in the struggle.

“I hope you have not come here to deceive us and then go away.”

Apparently taking the remark as a slight on Bature Masari, his supporters threw caution to the winds and descended on him.

The mob action, which took place right in the presence of the state governor and other senior government and party officials, however, took the intervention of security personnel to smuggle Shittu out of the council chambers.

Bature was a two-term chairman of Kafur Local Council and later Interim Administrator for the council before he was appointed SMEDAN’s director-general during the immediate past administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

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