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REPORTER’S DIARY: How WikkiTimes’ Journalist Escaped Robbery from Atiku’s Thugs in Gombe

An investigative journalist with WikkiTimes, Hafsat Muhammad Ibrahim, on Monday narrowly escaped robbery by machete-wielding hoodlums who were campaigning for Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Presidential candidate for the 2023 election.

The miscreants accosted the journalist and other commuters along Jeka Da Fari on their way to the campaign venue at Gombe Stadium in Pantami area.

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Hafsah was lucky to escape with a motorcyclist carrying her while others were robbed.

A motorcyclist who spoke to WikkiTimes said he was taking a female passenger to Jeka Da Fari area when he ran into the hoodlums. 

“They stopped us, raised a cutlass and asked for the woman’s phone. She had to hand it over to them without objection,” he said.

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Another source also confirmed that after the campaign event, the hoodlums outside the stadium spurred a violent attack that led to the destruction of properties, including cars. 

When contacted, the state Mahid Muazu, spokesman for Gombe Police Command said he is yet to “receive such a report but any development will be communicated.” 


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