Following media reports that former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday, November 30, 2015 escaped an assassination attempt, the police has come out to clear the air on the incident.
According to the Bayelsa State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Butswat Asinim, there was no threat to the life of the former President as his motorcade was only followed by “a group of hungry youths” who Jonathan’s convoy for one of the governorship candidates in the state.
He said: “There was no attack on the former President. The youths mistook his convoy for a governorship candidate engaging in campaigns.
“But when they discovered on getting to the entrance of his house in Yenagoa that it was that of the President, they ran away. Some of them were arrested. They did not haul stones at the President’s convoy. They did not attack the convoy and no weapon was found on them.”
See the “hungry youth below”: