Friday 28 December 2012
Angry youths stone acting governor
Irate youths in Nunku area of Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa state on Wednesday attacked the convoy of the state Acting Governor, Comrade Damshi Luka, during which they smashed the glasses of three vehicles in his convoy.
Luka was in the community to pay a condolence visit to the families of two youths who were knocked down by his guests who went to felicitate with him on Christmas Day in his country home, Bohar, a few kilometers from the scene of the attack.
The action of the youths followed the incident that led to the death of the two youths, who were on their way to Akwanga for the Christmas celebration.
It was gathered that one of the youths died instantly while the other one died on the way to a nearby hospital.
The acting governor, who tried to pacify the youths, escaped unhurt as he was whisked away by security operatives as the crowd increased in number.
An eyewitness told our correspondent that Luka rushed to the community to pay condolence to the family of the deceased but only to meet the angry youths who hurled stones at him.
Reacting to the incident when elders of the area paid him a sympathy visit, he urged leaders and stakeholders to caution their wards against violence, adding that the action of the youths was uncalled for.
He said, “As a government, we will work to find out the reason behind the attack. We took note of the perpetuators of the incident. Anybody that breaks the law must face the wrath of the law.”
The leader of the delegation, Adamu Mohammed, who consoled Luka, said that the incident took place without their knowledge, adding that the community is working to ensure that such ugly incident does not occur in the future.
Mohammed expressed the appreciation of Nunku community and loyalty to the state government.