Angry constituents chase Niger lawmaker out of community
Lawmaker representing Magama in the Niger State House of Assembly, Suleiman Musa Nasko, was attacked by his constituents on Saturday.
Nasko was attacked when he went on a condolence visit to the families of the victims of the last Monday attack in which a Divisional Police Officer and six other security operatives were killed.
Trouble started after angry youths booed him, saying “we are no longer interested”. They were said to have stoned his convoy out of the town.
Dailytrust quoting sources said that the lawmaker had successfully met with the District Head of Auna, when some group of youths started shouting “only one term”, leading to a fight between his supporters and the irate youth.
The lawmaker reportedly escaped unhurt because of his security guards.
The spokesperson to the lawmaker, Sahabi Mahmud, confirmed the incident.
He said the lawmaker was not happy with what happened, explaining that the incident happened when the lawmaker was leaving the town.
Sahabi Mahmud said, “It was a misunderstanding between the supporters of the Members Representing Magama, Hon Suleiman Musa and some youths.
“The incident truly happened in Auna where the lawmaker went to console the family of one of the vigilantes who was killed alongside other security operatives in Nasko.
“So, it was on our way out that some few youths started chanting ‘we are not interested’ which didn’t go down well with supporters of the Lawmaker. And even when heard that his people confronted each other, he wasn’t happy.”