A former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has alleged that the thugs who disrupted the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) presidential campaign in Kaduna State were brought into town in four trucks.
Naija News recalls that some thugs had attacked the PDP’s presidential campaign in Kaduna state last week.
Reacting to the incident in a post via his Facebook page on Thursday, the Senator said that the thugs were armed to the teeth with knives, cutlasses and swords.
He said that the perpetrators alighted from the truck and started stabbing everyone in their path.
Sani gave a detailed account of how he and Dino Melaye saved the day.
The PDP stalwart explained that during the pandemonium, he and Dino picked up microphones, urged the crowd to stand their ground and defy the thugs
He explained that over fifty people were injured and taken for treatment.
Sani warned that if actions were not taken against the sponsors of the assailants other parties would suffer the same fate.
He wrote, “The armed thugs that were used to attack the Kaduna Atiku PDP rally were brought in four trucks. They alighted with knives, cutlasses, and swords, some were reported to be seen with short guns. Their first victims were women.
“They hacked down many of them and forcefully snatched their phones. They gate crashed into the venue and started stabbing anyone along their path. Many sustained injuries in the heads and on their bodies.
“Some of the thugs were cutting down people and charging towards the podium, and others were heading towards the VIP platform where Atiku Abubakar and other dignitaries were stationed.
“People started running away, until Dino and myself picked the mic and ginger the crowd to stay back and defy the armed thugs. Then the mass of the people fought back. Also, Senator Ningi mobilised some of the vigilantes on-site to go after the violent thugs.”
Speaking further, Sani said that security later made some arrest and despite the dire incident the rally was a success.