Thugs haul missiles at Jonathan’s aide in Kano


Kano – Suspected political thugs threw missiles at the Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on School Agriculture, Dr. Baraka Sani, on Saturday in Kano, Punch reports.

Baraka was attempting to cast her vote but was prevented by the thugs at Jigriya Ward in Dakatar Quarters, Nasarrwa area of Kano State.

The thugs on sighting Baraka started chanting: “Ba muayi, ba zaki ye zabe ba,” meaning, “We are not with you and will not allow you to vote.”

In the ensuing fracas, which lasted for over 10 minutes, two of Baraka’s aides sustained injuries and were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

The thugs hauled pebbles at the President’s aide before she was shielded and escorted from the scene of the incident to a waiting black Honda Pilot Jeep, which zoomed off immediately.

Sani, who rushed back home and mobilised a combined team of security operatives, comprising the Army, Air Force, Directorate of State Security and the Police, who accompanied her to the polling unit where she eventually cast her vote amidst tight security.