From Abba Kabara, Gusau.
Some persons suspected to be political thugs at the weekend attempted to set ablaze, the personal residence of one of the prominent Zamfara APC stake holders, Hon Ibrahim Danmalikin Gidan Goga.
Part of the residence, according to eyewitness, was already in flames when one of the occupants of the house suddenly got woken by a strange sound of heavy object hitting the zinc roofing of the house.
Narrating the incidence to some newsmen in Gusau, Gidan Goga disclosed that he was bed – ridden from malaria attack when he begun to hear distress cries from members of his house hold, running helter skelter within the compound.
He said when he managed to walk out of his bedroom to see what was happening, he sighted flesh of flames raising up, while the youths who also reside in the house were busy trying to put off the flames.
Danmaliki further narrated that on inspection after the fire was put off, a motorcycle tyre, evidently thrown in from the back of the house, was still in flames roasting a bicycle belonging to his child.
He said the situation was so alarming but, for the timely action of the youths, the fire would have escalated into a serious inferno that would gulped the whole residence, and possibly killed the over twenty occupants of the house.
Suspecting that the attack might have been masterminded by agents of a rival political party in the state, Danmaliki who was once a commissioner of Information in the state, regreted that the action was a new phenomenon in the history of politicking in the state.
He said this unwholesome attitude was very risky as it may provoke political tension with resultant consequence of on the fragile peace in the state.
”I have already reported the incidence to the relevant authorities to lodge a complain about the incidence with hope that they may decide to wade into the case for investigation and fair action,” he stated.