The council chairman of Dutse Local Government Area in Jigawa State, Bala Yargaba, has been reportedly beat up and held hostage by hundreds of persons from Dutse constituency.
According to Premium Times, the constituents accused the council chief of non-payment of polling unit development fund meant for disbursement.
It was gathered that after the initial manhandling of Yargaba by the mob, he was able to maneuver his way into the local government secretariat.
The angry mob then cordoned the premises of the local government secretariat and stopped the council chairman from moving out.
Security officials including police and soldiers later arrived the scene.
More details later