Angry youths set Senator, Rep’s houses ablaze


Angry youths in Gaya Local Government Area of Kano on Wednesday set buildings belonging to Senator Kabiru Gaya and House of Representatives member, Abdullahi Gaya, on fire.

It was gathered that the youths were angry over the alleged failure of both lawmakers representing them in the National Assembly to fulfill their campaign promises.

The youths had started a violent protest early in the day, laying siege to and eventually destroying the country home of the Senator.

They youths dispersed afterwards but regrouped later to set the campaign office of the House of Reps member ablaze.

One of the leaders of the youths, Tanimu Gaya, said the youths were angry over the failure of the lawmakers to provide water, electricity, jobs and roads as they promised prior to their elections in 2015.

They lamented that one year after the polls, residents of the area still cover a long distance to get water, while hundreds of youth still roam the streets without jobs.
The Spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command, DSP Musa Majiya, who confirmed the attacks, said officers of the command were still battling to restore sanity in the area.

Both lawmakers could not be immediately reached for comments.


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