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FCT Minister Of State’s Aides Brutalise Journalist, Others At APC Secretariat In Abuja

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Caution was on Thursday evening thrown to the wind at the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the security operatives attached to the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu displayed their overzealousness by attacking and brutalizing a journalist and some other security personnel working with the ruling Party.

The avoidable ugly incident took place after Dr. Ramatu Aliyu, was driving out of the party headquarters amid a heavy blaring of sirens by her security aides after attending a meeting.

As her convoy was moving out of the APC Secretariat complex, one her security details came down and slapped the Chief Security Officer of the Party who was manning the exit gate for delaying in directing his colleague to open the gate in good time for the quick exit of the FCT Minister of State’s vehicular convoy.

Aliyu’s security aide after slapping the APC Security officer shouted at him, saying if he did not see the Minister stepped out of the Secretariat ready to leave.

As expected, the unwarranted action of the Aliyu’s aide infuriated other police officers and APC security men stationed at the Secretariat of the Party and quickly rose to challenge the aggressor.

Instead of tendering an apology for the unprovoked assault, the other security aides of the FCT Minister of State immediately jumped out of their vehicles and threatened to open fire if the aggrieved police officers refuse to retreat.

The altercation soon degenerated into a free-for-all which led to a serious traffic gridlock that spanned from the APC National Secretariat to Blantyre Street thus caught unsuspecting motorists unaware and stranded.

Following the melee, a journalist with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Mohammed Baba who attempted to record the ugly drama was caught in the cross fire as he was badly manhandled y the security aides.

Baba, who was officially assigned to cover the activities of the APC was seriously injured by the security aides, who tore his flowing gown (babariga) into shreds.

The security aides did not stop at that as they struggled frantically to collect his GSM phone and camera he used to record the scene of chaos.

They were however resisted by security men at the gate of the Secretariat and members of the APC Press Corps who moved in droves and rescued one of their members from the obsessive security aides.

Curiously, while the drama lasted, the FCT Minister of State, a former National Woman Leader of the APC remained in her car and watched as her security aides rough handled people at secretariat.

However, as soon as the FCT Minister of State noticed the battery of Journalists converging at the scene, she quickly signaled to her security aides to return to the vehicles in the convoy after which they drove out recklessly, scaring onlookers and passersby in the process.

Party chieftains that were present the Secretariat were openly expressing disgust at the action of the security aide to the FCT Minister, who they noted deliberately refused to call her aide to order as if it is not one and same political party.

The APC is yet to officially react to the unfortunate development.

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