The immediate past acting governor of Taraba State, Sani Danladi, on Friday escaped lynching by angry youth numbering about 200 when they ambush him at the venue of the state election petition in Jalingo, the state capital.
Danladi who is now a senator, had reportedly just emerged from the tribunal where he had gone to give evidence in a petition filed by Sani Kona, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the Taraba North Senatorial District in the March 28 National Assembly election.
The venue of the tribunal was thrown into pandemonium as the youth rained abuses on the former governor as soon as he came out from the venue, chanting “Barawo! Barawo! (meaning thief! thief!) as he emerged from the hall.
Danladi was held hostage for several minutes before he was rescued by policemen and other security operatives who accompanied him to the tribunal.
The former acting governor was subsequently whisked away in his Toyota Sport Utility Vehicle by the operatives.