January 21, 2015

Thugs attack Jonathan’s convoy, destroy billboard

The convoy of President Goodluck Jonathan was attacked by political thugs on Tuesday in Katsina State during the continuation of his re-election campaign.

The convoy of the president, which included Vice President Namadi Sambo; the National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu; and Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State among others was attacked during a visit on the late President Umar Yar’Adua’s mother, Hajiya Dada.

Jonathan posterAs President and members of his entourage made their ways into the Yar’Adua Quarters, the brooms-wielding youths who were chanting “Sai Buhari” surged forward.

Security agents had a hectic time dispersing the crowd.

The youths regrouped and again moved to attack the President’s convoy as he was ready to leave the Yar’Adua’s residence.

Security agents had to fire tear gas canisters to disperse the youths to allow vehicles in the convoy of the President to speed off.

As the presidential delegation made their way towards the Katsina Airport, the youths hurled stones at the convoy.

One of the billboards of the president in the state was also destroyed.