Angry youths in the Senator Kabiru Gaya’s Gaya Local Government Area of Kano state went wild today, Wednesday, setting his house on fire for what they alleged the Senator’s neglect of the people he is representing.
The youths also set the house of a member of the House of Representatives, representing the area Hon. Abdullahi Gaya on fire.
Eye witnesses said that the rampaging youths had started a violent protest early in the day, laying siege to and eventually destroying the country home of the Senator. They dispersed afterwards but regrouped later to set the campaign office of the House of Reps member ablaze.
One of the leaders of the youths, Tanimu Gaya, said the youths were angry over the failure of the lawmakers to provide water, electricity, jobs and roads as they promised prior to their elections in 2015.
They lamented that one year after the polls, residents of the area still trek a long distance to get water, while hundreds of youths still roam the streets without jobs.
The Spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command, DSP Musa Majiya, who confirmed the attacks, said officers of the command were still battling to restore sanity in the area.
Both lawmakers could not be immediately reached for comments. [myad]