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Innocent Man Killed As Angry Youths Attack Senator

A welder identified as Mr Dalhatu, was killed following an attack on senator Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf, the lawmaker representing Taraba Central, during a visit to Bali town for an interaction.

It was gathered that the deceased died as a result of stray bullet fired by the police to disperse the political thugs who attacked the senator.

The security agents shot sporadically in the air to rescue the senator from the thugs who were reportedly armed with daggers, knives and other deadly weapons.

This is happening after the crisis rocking the Taraba State chapter of the APC took a dramatic turn recently, following the swearing in of Ibrahim El-Suldi as the chairman of the party in the state. He was sworn in by the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, in Abuja.

But there is a "real" Chairman, Dr Abdulmumuni Vaki, who was elected at the recent APC State congresses and inaugurated by John Oyegun before the end of his tenure.

The new APC chairman, Ibrahim Elsuldi who came into town to take over the Secretariat was prevented from gaining entrance by security agents who man the gate of the temporary office of the party in the State.

Supporting youths of both factions were seen carrying cutlasses and axe at Humaruwa way where the office is located close to government house Jalingo, causing tension.