Taraba PDP using police to harass  pro-Makarfi supporters in Jalingo


- From Bala Gassol

Taraba state  PDP Chairman Victor Bala Kona has petitioned the state Police Command against supporters of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the state.
Officers of the Nigerian Police Force in Jalingo have begin to harass and intimidate supporters of the Makarfi-led faction of the Party in through frivolous petitions.

A member of the Senator Makarfi-led state steering committee, Malam Ahmed Bala Gassol and five others was invited to the state police command headquarters in Jalingo for questioning.
Gassol who was  at the Police Headquarters on Monday, was asked to write a statement without been briefed on the content of the petition.
Gassol was detained for some hours on the instruction of Governor Dairus Ishaku and the State PDP Chairman Victor Bala Kona before been granted bail under frustrating conditions.

He said the Police had asked them to report to the station on Thursday 8am for further questioning.

Police officers told Gassol and five other that their detention was ordered from above.

The police invitation is coming after the  Makarfi-led faction of the PDP has concluded plans to open a parallel party secretariat in Jalingo, Taraba State.

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