– Crisis struck few days to the general elections as hoodlums attacked an APC convoy
– During the attacks, about nine vehicles’s windscreens were smashed as people sustained various injuries
– An APC chieftain, however, said the attack is not connected with PDP, the opposition party
Few days to the general elections, tragedy struck as hoodlums attacked the campaign train of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday, February 9.
The campaign convoy was carrying the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister’s representative, the APC chairman in the FCT, Adulmalik Usman and other top APC chieftains and candidates of the party, Vanguard reports.
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Almost nine vehicles of the convoy were immediately set on fire with their windscreens gravely smashed as some individuals came out with several degrees of injuries, however no life was lost.
The crisis started at the Dei-Dei axis of the FCT as hoodlum threw petrol bombs at the vehicles as they mounted road blocks on various in the bid the prevent the convoy from reaching the palace of the Sarkin Jiwa.
Security details of the convoy dispersed the crowds by firing into the air to scare the hoodlums, however, the convoy was again attacked when it was making his journey back from the palace as it was going towards Old Parade Ground for its campaign.
Mohammed was however quick to dispel the speculation that the attacked could have been attacked by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said: “I don’t consider it to be a crisis between two parties. It was a premeditated attack on the APC stalwarts, but we didn’t have a privy knowledge of what was awaiting us.
“It’s quite unfortunate that it happened. On our way going, we were attacked and of course, on our way coming back, we were also attacked.
“But as law abiding citizens, we retreated and took another route in order to avoid loss of lives.
“Based on the report I gathered from the security personnel, about nine of our vehicles were burnt down.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that some northern elders under the auspices of Kungiyar Dattawan Arewa Initiative (KDAI) endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term.
The elders, who are mostly members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), also insisted that President Buhari has been fair to all regions of the country contrary to suggestions of nepotism against the president.
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