The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Doguwa, said “political thugs” attacked his convoy at the Mallam Aminu Kano Airport gate and vandalised his vehicle.
The prominent chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, said that he was ambushed at the airport by thugs, while the assailants injured his supporters and stole his car in the Gandun Albasa area, adjacent to Bashir Tofa’s residence in a separate attack within the Kano’s metropolis.
The sad incident occurred days after the Kano state chapter of the APC witnessed some internal crisis, after Doguwa was accused of attacking the deputy governorship candidate of the party, Murtala Garo, with a teacup during a meeting.
Doguwa, however, denied attacking the deputy governorship candidate, saying he only protested against the party’s leadership for sidelining members of the National Assembly from the state in the party’s affair.
Doguwa said he was surprised at the attack because he had made peace with Garo after the intervention of the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu and the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.
“My banners were damaged in the metropolis, my convoy was attacked at the (Kano) airport gate by thugs, my vehicle was vandalised by thugs and I know those behind it,” Doguwa said, even as he appealed for calm.