Council Secretary arrested for attending rally with weapons


Ten persons, including council secretary of Chafe Local Government, have been arrested by anti thuggary committee over allegations of being ign possession of dangerous weapons during a politically rally in Gusau, Zamfara State capital.

This was disclosed by the chairman of Anti Thuggery Committee, Hon. Bello Bakyasuwa saying that the local government Secretary, Aminu Lawal and the nine other persons were arrested near Government House Gusau with the weapons during an APC youths campaign rally.

Recall that a one-million man rally was organized by APC youths in Gusau town in honour of Governor Bello Matawalle when the arrested persons wanted to use the occasion to cause confusion.

The arrested persons are members of the APC

Bakyasuwa said, “You are all aware that, a one-million man rally was organized by the APC youths in support of Governor Bello Mattawalle’s second term ambition which took place on Wednesday in Gusau”.

“We were at the venue to monitor the rally in order to make sure that nobody was carrying weapons as directed by the state government”.

“To our utmost dismay, the whole local government council’s secretary was involved in thuggery activities”.

Bakyasuwa stressed that some of the suspects were arrested for attacking the personnel of the Anti Thuggery Committee.

“As I am speaking now, our two female personnel injured by the thugs are currently receiving treatment at Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau”.

He maintained that the committee was existing on the executive order No. 2 of Zamfara state that gave it mandate to fight any act of political thuggery, drug abuse and other crimes in the state.

Bakyasuwa stressed that, the committee was apolitical, adding that, “Nobody would be allowed to cause confusion during political activities no matter the political party he belonged to.

“We are apolitical and as you can see, all the 10 people we have arrested are APC supporters”.

He called on politicians in the state to comply with the government’s directives and avoid engaging youths into political thuggery in the name of politics.

He also called on the youths to shun thuggery and look for something else for survival instead of allowing themselves to be used and later dumped by politicians.

We will continue to descend heavily on thugs no matter their party affiliation


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