The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani, has said the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, should be held responsible for whatever happens to him.
Gunmen had attacked the lawmaker’s constituency office on Saturday.
Sani, who was recently suspended from his party, the All Progressives Congress, had been at loggerheads with the governor.
The senator, in a Facebook post on Saturday shortly after the attack, alleged that the hoodlums had been traced to el-Rufai.
The post read, “Some few minutes ago, I received a report that some heavily armed thugs raided and attacked my constituency office located at Stadium Roundabout by Constitution Road Kaduna. They unleashed terror on my social media team, who were meeting in the office. They vandalised the office in their violent act.
“We have the lead and the information that thugs were fully recruited and paid by political appointees of Governor Nasiru el-Rufai. We have the names of the political appointees and we have the names of those they are funding. Right now, their details have been given to the DSS and the police for investigation.
“Two days ago, attempt to burn down my family house in Alkalawa Road,Tudun Wada, Kaduna, by sponsored thugs was thwarted by vigilant residents and neighbours, which led to the brief deployment of policemen in the area.
“I wish to state it categorically clear that I hold Governor Nasiru el-Rufai personally responsible for whatever happens to me or any of my family members or supporters. After the use of financial inducement on APC excos in the state to silence Shehu Sani in the name of suspension, which never worked, they have now taken the road of violence.
“The governor of the state or his desperate political appointees should know that we can NEVER ever be silenced, cowered or intimidated. I call on my supporters NEVER to take the road of violence or retaliation. We are men of ideas, of ideals and of peace. Those who take to the road of violence have no place in a democratic society.”