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NIGERIA: Jonathan Campaign Vehicles Burnt in Niger

Suspected supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday attacked and set ablaze two campaign vehicles belonging to President Goodluck Jonathan in the Suleja area of the Niger State.

The attack, THISDAY gathered, was as a result of the jubilation by members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who received about 2,000 decampees from the APC during the campaign of PDP governorship candidate, Umar Nasko.

The attack took place after the campaign train which had on it the Governor of Niger State, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu had left the town for Gurara Local Government Area.

The intervention of the military prevented the escalation of the situation.
Soldiers have condoned off the street in which the incident happened.

Effort to reach the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Niger State police command, DSP M. Gambari,  over the incident was abortive
However, witness account said the vehicles were burnt to ashes but no live was lost.

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