OrderPaperToday- Senator representing Gombe Central, Muhammad Danjuma Goje, has been accused of breaching the peace in Gombe State capital.

This was contained in a statement issued by Julius Ishaya Lepes, Commissioner for Information and Culture, to the government of the State.

Lepes stated that Goje, a former Governor of the State, decided to mobilise thugs from various Local Government Areas in his characteristic manner. They were armed to their teeth under the pretext of accompanying him from the airport into the State capital for reasons best known to him. 

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Also, the Commissioner recalled that during the last Eid el-Kabir Sallah celebration, the same person sponsored some thugs that threw caution into the wind and went on a rampage. Thus their actions led to the loss of two lives. Also, just last week at Deba in Yamaltu Deba LGA, the same scenario played out at the instance of the Senator.  

“It is sad that Goje has not left his old ways and is bent on bringing back his brainchild (Kalare) to unleash mayhem and bug the peaceful atmosphere of Gombe State. Gombe state has been witnessing relative peace and harmony largely due to the determination and avowed commitment of Governor Inuwa Yahaya. Therefore the government would not stand by and watch desperate politicians unleash terror and violence on innocent citizens to the extent of getting people killed”, Lepes stated. 

While sympathising with the families of the five people killed and those who sustained various degrees of injuries, he commended the security agencies for their timely intervention to control the ugly situation. 

Meanwhile, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has condemned the same as contained in the statement. Lepes further said that Gov. Yahaya, as the Chief Security Officer of the State, would not renege on his responsibilities to protect the lives and property of the citizenry. He mentioned that perpetrators of the unfortunate act would be brought to book no matter how highly placed.



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