Residents Manhandle LG Chairman, Hold him Hostage

Bala Yargaba, the council chairman of Dutse Local Government Area in Jigawa State is presently being held hostage by hundreds of persons from his constituency.

They irate residents, who beat him up, accused him of non-payment of polling unit development fund meant for disbursement.

Premium Times reports that after the initial physical assault of Mr Yargaba by the mob, he was able to maneuver his way into the local government secretariat.

The angry mob then cordoned the premises of the local government secretariat and stopped the council chairman from moving out.

Security officials including police and soldiers later arrived the scene.

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