There was heavy commotion at the Gombe State House of Assembly on Thursday – several gun shots were fired after a member of the house hijacked the mace and fled the assembly premises.
According to reports reaching TheNewsGuru, a member of the Gombe State House of Assembly, representing Akko West Constituency, Abdullahi Umar, reportedly ran away with the mace in his official vehicle.
A source at who spoke to TheNewsGuru.com on the incident under condition of anonimity said: “The minority leader of the assembly, Mr. Fada of All Progressives Congress, APC, was believed to have joined the camp of the incumbent Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo. As a result of this, his colleagues wanted him changed. He rushed to his benefactor, Governor Dankwambo of PDP, to help him not get removed. Consequently, the mace was stolen and one of the Members, Mr Barwa of APC was chased and his car sprayed with bullets.”