President Jonathan Campaign Vehicles Burnt As 2000 APC Members Decamp To PDP...

President Jonathan Campaign Vehicles Burnt As 2000 APC Members Decamp To PDP In Niger

By Doyin Ajayi | Sub-Editor on January 26, 2015
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President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan, left, and Nigeria's Vice President, Namadi Sambo, right, waves to party supporters during the Peoples Democratic party convention in Abuja, Nigeria,Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2014. (Photo Credit: AP/Olamikan Gbemiga)

Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday, January 25, 2015 attacked and set ablaze two campaign vehicles belonging to President Goodluck Jonathan in the Suleja area of the Niger State.

The attack came after about 2,000 members of the APC decamped to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the campaign of PDP Governorship candidate Umar Nasko.

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

The Nigerian military promptly intervened preventing the escalation of the situation and soldiers have condoned off the street in which the incident happened.‎

An eyewitness who spoke with The Trent said the campaign vehicles were burnt to ashes but no life was lost.

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