‘I Am Under House Arrest,’ Says Senator Goje

Under seige?
Under seige
Under seige

By Nuel Suji, Abuja.
Soldier allegedly on Saturday invaded the residence of the former Governor of Gombe State, Senator Danjuma  Goje  in Kashere, Akko local government area, Gombe State in order to effect his arrest.

Earlier, unidentified gunmen in military uniform had invaded some villages in Nafada area of the state, killing over 11 persons, including a serving member of State House of Assembly.

Senator Goje who spoke to journalists on telephone this evening was quoted as saying “as I speak with you, there’s an Armoured tank in front of my house led by one Commander Eze. It has been there since four o’ clock.

“They’ve broke the front door of my house and they are only being withheld by my security. My security told me they are in seven Hilux vehicles and the order given to them is that I should be arrested by any means possible.

“They came with handcuffs to effect my arrest. For more than four hours, I’ve been under house arrest.”

Senator Goje told our correspondent that there is no reason for the arrest because there is no incidence of fighting or disruption of public peace in Kashere.

In his words,”there is no reason for this siege because “there was no incidence of fighting or disruption of public peace in Kashere so, I do not understand the reason for this siege.”