Mr. Hamza Mohammed, the Special Adviser to Governor Badaru Abubakar on Community Development and Social Inclusion and other officials of the Jigawa state government were attacked by an angry mob yesterday September 29.
The attack occurred after the officials embarked on a flood assessment of the Ganuwar Kuka area of the state.
Naija news learnt that the victims were the Special Adviser to the Governor on Community Development and Social Inclusion, Mr. Hamza Mohammed together, and officials of the State Emergency Management Authority (SEMA).
The attackers purportedly wielded sticks, matchets, and other dangerous weapons to register their displeasure against the state government over alleged lackluster attitude towards the flood, which to them, has affected eight local government areas under the Hadejia emirate.
Some residents of the area alleged that the Jigawa state government officials were attacked to register their displeasure against the state government over an alleged lackluster attitude towards the flood which has affected eight local government areas under the Hadejia emirate.
Governor Abubakar has however, condemned the attack on his aide and also alleged that it was politically motivated.
“This is politically motivated. How can one attack someone who is trying to provide you with support? Nobody is responsible for this disaster.“It is God’s will and we cannot prevent it from happening. Even in the United States, they experience disasters. Who are we to prevent what God has ordained?”