A bloody clash between supporters of a former governor of Gombe State, Danjuma Goje, and the incumbent governor, Inuwa Yahaya, on Friday reportedly led to the death of five persons, with several others injured.
It was learnt that a number of vehicles were also destroyed in the fracas.
Goje, who currently represents Gombe Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, alleged, in a statement on Friday by his media aide, Lilian Nworie, that trouble started when his convoy was attacked by the aide-de-camp to Yahaya.
Nworie said his principal was on his way to attend the wedding of his granddaughter, Fatima Musa, in Gombe town, on Friday when Yahaya’s men unleashed mayhem on his convoy.
“It is unfortunate that one life was lost and many cars vandalised, including the Senator’s vehicle. They smashed the windscreen.
“All efforts to make the governor’s aide-de-camp remove the blockade yielded no result as he insisted that he got instruction from above that the former governor should not be allowed into the town.”