Today 2 December, 2021

Speaker, 10 other Lawmakers arrested by Police over Assembly fracas

The embattled Speaker of Plataeu State House of Assembly, Nuhu Abok Ayuba, and 10 other members of the House were whisked away by Secu­rity Agents after journalists and demonstrators were tear-gassed.

The drama unfolded itself about 3:20p.m. when the Pla­teau State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ebuka, led the 11 members of the Assembly to four awaiting Hilux vehicles and took them to an unknown destination.

The members, who were unruffled, told newsmen while being taken away that “we are firm and resolute in our duties to the Plateau people that voted us to the House in our struggle to fight to a logical conclusion until the speaker is reinstated.”

Hon. Zingtin Sochang, member representing Lang­tang South, said, “We are now being bundled into four Hilux vehicles by security men to a yet to be known location and if after 20 minutes you call us and no response, you should know that we have been taken to an unknown place,” he stressed.

As at the time of filing this report, there was tension with­in Jos city over the unfolding drama at Plateau House of Assembly.

Spokesman of APC in the state, Sylvanus Namang, in a statement charged the lawmakers to realise that interest of Plateau State is big­ger than that of any individual.

The leader of the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, in the state, John Akans, condemned the role of the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ebuka, in the whole drama.

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