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Abuse Of Apparatus Of Power: Tangale Ethnic Group In Gombe State Under Threat, Alerts Security Agencies


The Commissioner of Police and Director of State Security Service in Gombe State have been asked to arrest One Babaji Babadidi, for allegedly inciting and causing a public disturbance in Billiri Local Government Area

The General Assembly of the Tangale Community Development Association which alerted the authorities, also urged the State Governor, Yahaya Inuwa to warn Babaji Babadidi and his like minds, to desist from using government apparatus and other security agencies to continue to threaten the Association and its members

In a statement made available to newsmen, the association accused Babaji Babadidi of sponsoring thugs to cause mayhem at the TCDA programme conducted on the 18/02/2023, at the Gombe State College of Education, Billiri.

The ugly plan, the statement explained, was only averted because the TCDA members were law-abiding.

The leadership of the TCDA which vividly gave details of the averted incidence said “it noticed with dismay what transpired at the venue of a programme; lunching of a Tangale film “KOL BIT-BIT” which it organized in collaboration with MG Multimedia Global Movie on 18/2/2023, at the Gombe State College of Education Billiri.
“While the stage was being set at the venue in the early hours of the day, the leadership of the Association got privileged information that some thugs were being mobilised to come and sabotage the programme with the backing of government apparatus.

“Shortly after that, the leadership of the Association received a notice from Management of the College, to step down from participating in the activity, otherwise approval of the venue would be revoked.

“To avoid skirmishes, the TCDA leadership towed the path of peace for a successful event.

“The Tangale people, whom the TCDA represent, considered the actions as threat to the existence, practice and display of their culture. A question that begs for an answer is, why should the Tangale people be denied the right to make use of a public facility sited in their domain?

“Upon investigation, the TCDA learnt, unfortunately, that the act was instigated by a Tangale man, one Mr. Babaji Babadidi, resident in Gombe, whose action was based on a Gombe High Court Judgement bordering on limit of powers of TCDA Patron. The said judgement had already been appealed by the TCDA and pending before the Court of Appeal in Gombe.

“The General Assembly noted that their actions have over time continued to tarnish the image of Governor Inuwa Yahaya in Tangale land”, the statement emphasized

While calling on all Tangale sons and daughters to remain law-abiding, the General Assembly also charged the youth to shun all forms of thuggery, especially as the elections approaches.
It also advises Tangale indigenes to vote wisely in the coming elections.

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