A former commissioner in Bauchi State, Alhaji Shehu Barau Ningi, was on Monday allegedly attacked along with his supporters and their vehicles vandalised.
Ningi, who recently resigned as commissioner of Budget and Planning, addressed a press conference in Bauchi, yesterday, where he alleged that they were attacked by supporters of Governor Mohammed Abubakar.
He said they were having a meeting with some APC members from Dass Local Government Area, who came to pay him a solidarity visit, when two people, whom he said were known to him, entered the venue of the meeting and started shouting.
He said the two miscreants were later joined by others, who came in with cutlasses, sticks and other weapons and allegedly attacked the people present at the meeting.
He regretted that despite stating his reasons for resigning as commissioner, the party and the governor were allegedly overreacting, which he said was creating unnecessary acrimony.
The former commissioner said from the look of things, his life and those of his supporters were in danger.
He said they had already reported the matter to the police for necessary action, and that they will go to court to seek redress.
Ningi added that if no measure was taken to halt the trend, political thuggery and other dangerous developments might find a place in Bauchi politics.