The Borno state government has sealed off the state headquarters of the New Nigeria People’s Party(NNPP) in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
NNPP Borno State gubernatorial candidate, Dr Umaru Alkali, confirmed this while addressing newsmen in Maiduguri.
The party’s headquarters alongside some of its offices were sealed by the Borno State Urban Development Management Board on Thursday.
According to Akali, the party’s Central Senatorial Candidate, Hon Attom Muhammad Maigira, was arrested after he honored a police invitation and is presently in detention.
He claimed that the policemen were deployed to the Party Secretariats along Abbaganaram and Gidan Maradara areas to prevent the party faithful from accessing their offices.
“When I got the information that police have sealed our secretariat I rush to find out the reason for their presence. As I am talking to you they have arrested me and did not explain this reason for my arrest,” he said.
The Borno State Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Sani Kamilu Muhammed, had yet to confirm this as at the time of filling this report.
However, NNPP in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Dr Agbor Major, condemned the police siege on the party’s secretariats, describing the act as “outrageous, barbaric, repulsive, reprehensible and disgusting.”