Protesters attack Jonathan's team
Reports has it that protester has attacked Jonathan’s team by throwing stones at the convoy of President Goodluck Jonathan over his failure in the war against Boko Haram insurgents in Yola, Adamawa State capital.
According to Associated Press angry youth were singing anti-Jonathan tracks, and criticized his fiasco to end Boko Haram insurgents.
The protesting residents also devastated cars and other valuables, as police used tear gas and whips to disperse the crowd.
Soldiers protected campaigning billboards of Jonathan. Youths cried that the army should instead be fighting the Boko Haram militants accused of the deaths of some 10,000 people in the past year.
Jonathan was in the Adamawa in continuation of his presidential campaign that is widely being resisted following his 2011 promise that he will be a one-term president.
The police officials are yet to react officially regarding the incident.
Yola, capital of Adamawa state, is housing tens of thousands of people driven from their homes in the five-year-old insurgency.
The President’s convoy had also been similarly attacked during campaign visits to Bauchi and Katsina.
In Bauchi angry young men stoned dignitaries with hammer, stones and slippers.
Political thugs on January 20th attacked Jonathan’s convoy in Katsina, the home-state of his key opponent in February poll – General Muhammadu Buhari.
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