Senators, journalists attacked in Kaduna

two Senators, Shehu Sani and Suleiman Hunkuyi, were yesterday attacked by suspected thugs during a press briefing in Kaduna, witnesses said. Sani, the Senator representing Kaduna Central, confirmed the development to this newspaper yesterday afternoon and alleged the attackers were sponsored by Kaduna State Government. The Senator said he and his colleague, Hunkuyi, Kaduna North, had organised the press conference over alleged “manipulation of the party (APC in the state)” by Governor Nasir el-Rufai with whom he has been having a running political battle.
The lawmaker said journalists were also attacked and that one of them was in a hospital. Photographs of some bloodied journalists from the incident were posted on Facebook earlier yesterday.

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