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Bauchi PDP calls for thorough investigation over killing during APC governorship campaign rally in Akuyam


Farouk Mustapha, PDP campaign DG 

By Akanji Alowolodo, Bauchi

Bauchi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for a full and thorough investigation into the shooting of two young men by the security agents attached to the gubernatorial candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Air Marshal Saddique Abubakar (rtd).

Recall that one of the two young men shot by the security agents died while receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, (FMC), Azare form gunshot which allegedly occured in Akuyam community, Misau Local Government Area when the APC went to campaign in the area on Monday.

The Director General of the PDP campaign organisation in the state, Honourable Faruq Mustapha  made the demands while addressing a press conference on Wednesday at the Government House. 

Farouk Mustapha described the ‘ugly” incident as condemnable and unacceptable, not in this civilized era of democracy.

He denied the allegation that the PDP supporters attacked APC convoy in Akuyam, a development that allegedly triggered Saddique Abubakar’s escort  to open fire on two citizens.

According to him, “We wish to extend.our condolences to the family.of the deceased  and the entire people of Bauchii State.”

He warned against the use of force to intimidate and harrass citizens of the the state by the security personnel attached  to APC in.the course of campaign.

The Campaign Council DG declared that, “Consequently, the PDP campaign council is saddened with this ugly incident, especially as it relates to the cause of the death of Yunusa Yakubu.” 

“By this press conference, we wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to his immediate family, his people of Akuyam and the entire people of Bauchi State. We condemned in its totality, the use of force by security agents attached to opposition parties in the state to harass and maim innocent citizens of the state, we call on relevant security agencies to investigate the matter and bring the culprits to book any erring security personnel found to be culpable.”

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