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Youths Set Senator’s House on Fire to Protest Non-Fulfillment of Campaign Promises




Senator Kabiru-Ibrahim-Gaya

Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya

Some youths on Wednesday set ablaze the residence of Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC, Kano South) in Gaya Local Government area of Kano State.

The youths also set ablaze the campaign office and poultry farm of the House of Representatives member from the area, Alhaji Abdullahi Mahmoud (APC, Alabasu/Gaya/Ajingi).

An eye witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that the incident occurred around 11 AM on Wednesday.

According to the witness, the youths were protesting the alleged failure of the two politicians to fulfil the promises they made to them during the electioneering campaigns in 2015.

It was gathered that security agents had initially dispersed the protesting youths, who later regrouped and burnt the senator’s house before heading to the campaign office and poultry farm of the House of Representatives member.

NAN gathered that the hoodlums had also attempted to burn the residence of the Chairman, Gaya local government but were over powered by the security personnel deployed to quell the violence.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of Kano State Police Command, DSP Magaji Majiya confirmed the incident.

He said that the police in the area were still trying to contain the situation.

“Our men in Gaya are still trying to bring the situation under control but as soon as we get details of the incident, we will keep you posted,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. Naijababeii

    May 11, 2016 at 3:28 pm


  2. Adekunle taofeek

    May 11, 2016 at 3:36 pm


    • fleur

      May 11, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      Everyone has a breaking point. The kids in his community have reached theirs. That is what happen when you start feeling too entitled and you are the servant of the people. When you forget you signed on for a duty to serve and improve the lives of your constituents. When you think working for a vote means exchanging a bag of rice and beans for a thumb print. How could anyone equate denied education, lack of jobs, lack of health care, etc to a bag of rice or beans. BH reached theirs a few years ago. The militants in the delta have reached another breaking point. Kano youth just reached theirs. Nigerian leaders beware. Breaking point is at hand. Once people conquer by force, they are more prone to that behavior.

  3. Kaumi

    May 11, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Nice one! If only Nigerian youths can unite and start dealing with all these “polithieveians” then they will know that the era of promise and fail is gone.

    • ElessarisElendil

      May 12, 2016 at 1:08 am

      Argh, it doesn’t work that way. Never ever encourage violence against the state, it often leads back to the same status-quo after a lot of blood.

      Nigerian youths will only be united long enough for somebody to identify the Igbo among them.

  4. k

    May 11, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Maybe they promised them John the Baptist’s head

  5. Benson Ossai

    May 11, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Not the best way to handle this guys.Use your voter’s card to deny them going back to the hallow chambers or any elective positions in 2019 instead of resorting to destruction of properties.I totally condemn this act.

    • ElessarisElendil

      May 12, 2016 at 1:06 am

      ?????????☺️ because say we dey use English write, you think say we civilise?

      Let’s cheer violence, its never backfired before. Ahh, I remember the heady days of the Arab spring, all those countries are utopias now.

  6. meems

    May 11, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Why not start with the promised but unfulfilled 5000 naira payment to the unemployed . . . . . . . .

  7. Prince

    May 11, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    That’s what they’ve made those people become. This Senator Gaya especially is extremely stingy and that for me serves him right.

  8. ThankGodForMe

    May 12, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Nope! Violence and destruction of any kind should not be encouraged. What if there was a child in there or something, the solution is to not vote him into any office again, period.

  9. mulikat

    May 12, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Nice 1, people have open their eyes now,u cant promise and get away with remember Bob Music get up stand,stand up for ur right

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