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President Jonathan’s Campaign Convoy Attacked In Yola
President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign convoy was on Thursday attacked by stone-hurling youths in Yola, capital of Adamawa State, shattering windshields and windows of several vehicles.
In a repeat of similar incidents in Katsina and Bauch states, youths furious over the federal government’s inability to stem the raging insurgency which has engulfed the North-eastern region of the country, hurled rocks and stones at the president’s convoy and police had to resort to tear gas and whips to disperse the mob.
Reports from Associated Press, AP, also reveal that soldiers have been assigned to guard the president’s campaign billboards and posters to forestall any attempts to destroy them.
According to the report, protesters in the city insisted that the troops should be confronting the Boko Haram insurgents blamed for the deaths of thousands of people in the last five years, instead of guarding campaign billboards and posters.
“Why are they using soldiers and other security operatives? They should be deployed to Sambisa and fight with Boko Haram, not with innocent civilians,” one youth reportedly yelled as he tore down a poster of a smiling Jonathan.
It has also been reported that stone-throwing crowds also confronted the presidential electioneering convoy in Jalingo, the capital of neighboring Taraba state.