Indications have emerged as to how two top politicians in Adamawa State came to blows at the residence of former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar over the weekend.
Reports say the two politicians, both members of the All Progressives Congress in the state, met in Atiku’s residence to discourse matters of common interest, the nature of which was not known.
The warring individuals were Chief of Staff to Government House, Yola, Alhaji Abdurrahman Abba and the Chairman of the Yola North Local Government chapter of the party, Alhaji Salihu Ahmed.
Daily Independent reports that the meeting which started peacefully quickly degenerated into chaos as arguments ensued which intensified before turning into fisticuffs.
The meeting was also attended by other party loyalists, witnesses said.
However, it took the intervention of security operatives who arrived five minutes into the brouhaha to quell it and prevent it from degenerating into a free-for-all as supporters of both camps who had converged on the former Vice President’s residence were rearing to go.
Not long after the quarrel was quelled by security operatives, the chairman went on a local radio station to announce the suspension of the Chief of Staff from the Yola North chapter of the party, Daily Independent reports.