The head office of the All Progressives Congress (APC) faction which suspended Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has been demolished.
The APC in Kaduna is split in three different factions, although the one backed by Governor Nasir El-Rufai is recognised by the party’s national leadership.
The demolished building is located at Sambo road and was demolished in the early hours of Tuesday in the presence of armed security operatives.
The team which pulled down the building located at 11B, Sambo road, GRA Kaduna, was said to have arrived at the place around 4am on Tuesday.
A twitter account believed to belong to a senator from the state, Suleiman Hunkuyi, confirmed the demolition.
“In the early hours of today, the @GovKaduna Mallam @elrufai personally drove a bulldozer accompanied by armored tanks to destroy my house at 11B Sambo Road. This is a new low and fighting dirty with such low level of pettiness is indeed unprecedented in Kaduna State,” the account tweeted sharing short videos of the demolition.
Hunkuyi, an APC senator, has vowed to work against the re-election of Mr. El-Rufai, and is believed to be the sponsor of the APC faction using the demolished building.
Some loyalists of Hunkuyi have accused el-Rufai of masterminding the act but the governor is yet to respond as Samuel Aruwan, his spokesman, did not reply a text message sent by TheCable.
However, a senior government official who did not want to be named said the demolition was carried out by the Kaduna state Urban and Property Development Agency (KASUPDA).