Mohammed Aminu M. Alabira, Citi News’ Northern Regional correspondent, revealed the emotional toll he has experienced after being assaulted by the Member of Parliament for Yendi, Farouk Aliu Mahama. The assault occurred during the coverage of disturbances at the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary primary in Yendi.
Violence erupted during the vote counting at the Yendi Senior High School, with accusations of ballot destruction against Farouk Aliu Mahama’s opponents. Mohammed Alabira, reporting for Citi FM/Citi TV, was assaulted by Farouk Aliu Mahama and his supporters.
Despite having no physical injuries, Alabira explained on the Citi Breakfast Show that the incident has caused him sleepless nights. The assault became a traumatic experience for him, impacting his ability to sleep.
“Physically, there is no physical injury, just that, for the past two days, I don’t know, maybe if I’m overthinking or something, I couldn’t sleep.”
The violence disrupted the election process, and as a result, none of the candidates has been declared the winner.