From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau
The former Governor Abdul Aziz Yari faction of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Zamfara state has described the recent attack on the chairman of Senator Kabiru Marafa APC Social Media Forum as a sign of political uncertainty bedeviling the state if left to continue.
In a statement, the Chairman, Yari APC Publicity Committee, Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed Birnin Magaji said, the chairman of the former Governor Abdul Aziz Yari faction of the party, Alhaji Lawal M. Liman has expressed fear that the state was being turned into a ‘Political War Theatre’ where thugs controlled the scene.
Liman said, “The recent attack on The Chairman , Social Media Forum of Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa faction of APC, Malam Shamsu Shehu (a.k.a) Shamsu Ƙasida by Political thugs around Government House, Gusau in a broad day light should be a source of concern to all peace loving, law abiding citizens of the State”.
According to him, the attack which was one of the many on those who don’t belong to the political ideology of the Government of the day in the state has confirmed the fears that all will not be well on the political scene in the near future if the Security Agencies refuse to contain it now.
Honorable Lawal M Liman explained that, “An issue like this if not properly responded to by the appropriate authorities could escalate into a full blown crisis that will spell doom for the larger society”.
He therefore called on the Security Agencies in the State to live above board in the onerous task of ensuring a crime – free Zamfara State.
The Chairman who sympathised with the victim, Malam Shamsu Ƙasida also described the attack ‘as undemocratic approach to political opposition, stressing that nobody can surpress the voice of the opposition in a democratic dispensation no matter how he tries it.