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JUST IN : Armed Thugs Deny Former Governor Goje Entry Into Gombe Town


Many Injured, Commuters Stranded As Armed Thugs Set Bonfires On Gombe-Bauchi Highway. 

Pandemonium along Gombe-Bauchi highway as suspected thugs on Friday prevented Senator Muhammad Danjuma Goje from entering Gombe Town.

Goje, the former governor of Gombe who was in the state to attend a wedding fatihah, landed at the Gombe Airport in Lawanti, at about 10:40am.

The suspected thugs blocked the Gombe-Bauchi Highway near the International Conference Centre, set bonfires on the road, denying entry into or outside Gombe a report by Daily Trust reveals. 


Several vehicles were either smashed or burnt, while scores sustained various degree of injuries, the newspaper said.

Thousands of commuters were left stranded along the two axis, as no vehicle was allowed into or outside the state.

Security operatives were deployed to restore law and order, as youths carrying weapons were at both side of the divides.

The action some persons alleged might not be unconnected to that the relationship between Goje and his erstwhile godson, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya,  which has gone sour recently over the fight to control the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

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