Alhaji Mohammad Bagudu, Chairman, Bida Local Government area of Niger State on Wednesday claimed that the attack on Gov. Abubakar Bello in Bida town was politically motivated.
Bagudu told the NAN that the local council would do everything possible to prevent a recurrence.
The governor was stoned by youths in Bida on March 8, when he visited the town to assess the damage caused on Bida old market by a night fire.
The police have since announced the arrest six persons suspected to have been involved in the incident.
The chairman stressed that the local council would follow the case to logical conclusion to ensure justice was done.
He warned that politics must not be a do or die affair, but should be played with decorum and responsibility.
“We will not condone abnormal behavior before our leaders; those behind the act would be flushed out and prosecuted,” Bagudu said.
”We as responsible leaders will continue to provide the needed peaceful atmosphere for political activities and I hereby warn the youth to desist from indulging in any form of political violence and thuggery,” he added.