Yet to be identified gunmen have attacked the residence of a Niger State APC Senatorial Candidate in the 2019 elections, Sani Musa also known as Sani 313.

The armed men numbering three, attacked the residence of Musa located after old Alheri hospital, off NITECO road Minna, in the wee hours of Saturday.

According to the two vigilante personnel on duty at the house, the attackers who were carrying sophisticated weapons, including AK47, stormed the house at about 1:00AM on Saturday, breaking through the front gate.

They disarmed the security personnel, ceasing their weapons and tied them somewhere behind the mosque building in the house, before breaking the doors to the main parlour.

The vigilante personnel said their lives were threatened by the gunmen who pointed guns at them and warned them not to make any counter move.

"They put gun to my head and said if I tried to make any funny move, they would blow off my head," one of them said.

The operation lasted for more than two hours, terminating at about 3:00AM.

Although there was no casualty, the gunmen according to the security personnel, spent over two hours ransacking various parts of the house, as if they were looking for documents.

"After we were disarmed and tied hand-and-leg, they kept us behind the mosque. One of them stood with us, while the remaining two went inside. They spent more than two hours inside. We heard sounds of them breaking the doors to gain access. We also heard them throwing things around as if they were looking for something. It took them hours before they came out.

"What we saw in their hands was the television and some papers. We don't know if they took other things," the vigilante personnel narrated.

Explaining further, the vigilante personnel said  after the operation, the armed men forced the back gate open and went away rather than using the front gate they initially used.

The case has already been lodged at the Tudun Wada Police Station Minna and investigation is ingoing.

Meanwhile Sani Musa is currently in Saudi Arabia alongside his wife to performe the lesser Hajj.

Confirming the incident to newsmen on phone, Musa described the incident as unfortunate and called for  investigation into the attack.

He said, "I thank God that no life was involved. It is however unfortunate that such an attack took place. I have urged the Police to investigate the matter with a view to apprehending those behind the attacks. May God continue to protect us."

Sani Musa won the election into Niger East Senatorial District at the 2019 polls after a Federal High Court sacked David Umaru from the election on the ground that he did not win the APC's primaries.

However following an Appeal by Umaru, the judgment was overturned, and is currently before the Supreme Court. Ruling on the matter is billed to take place on 14th of June.