Senator Muhammad Danjuma Goje has been prevented from entering Gombe Town by suspected thugs.

Goje, who was in Gombe to attend a wedding fatihah, landed at the Gombe Airport in Lawanti, at about 10:40am. gathered that the suspected thugs block the Gombe-Bauchi Highway near the International Conference Centre, set bonfires on the road, denying entry into or outside Gombe.

Several vehicles were reportedly either smashed or burnt, while scores sustained various degree of injuries.

Thousands of commuters were left stranded along the two axis, as no vehicle was allowed into or outside the state.

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Security operatives were deployed to restore law and order, as youths carrying weapons were at both side of the divides.

The senator’s vehicle was reportedly hit with dangerous weapons on Friday morning while he was making his way into the capital of the state.

In a statement, Lilian Nworie, an aide of the senator, said Goje who is in the state for a personal engagement was prevented from getting into the city after the hoodlums set bonfires.

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Nworie said the incident occurred around the International Conference Centre located on Bauchi-Gombe road.

The aide alleged that the thugs are loyal to Inuwa Yahaya, Gombe governor, adding that police officers stationed in the area did not make any effort to stop the chaos.

Yahaya and Goje are said to be at loggerheads over issues bordering on the state and their party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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