Thugs attack Atiku’s convoy in Maiduguri, 74 hospitalized

Atiku Abubakar 2011 President campaign Photo by ©mortenfauerby 2010 - all rights reserved

Maiduguri—A total number of 74 persons were hospitalised while several vehicles were vandalised as hoodlums attacked the convoy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in Maiduguri.

According to the Nigerian Tribune, the PDP spokesperson, Dino Melaye disclosed this during the party’s rally in Maiduguri, saying that the act was to try to stop their campaign in the state by deploying thugs to attack them.

Dino said “They deployed their thugs to attack our convoys with stones, sticks, machetes as we left the Shehu’s Palace to come to the Ramat Square, all in an attempt to stop our rally.

He lamented that the thugs were deployed in many strategic locations to attack our supporters.

“But we want to assure them that nobody can stop us.”

It was reported that more than 10 vehicles were vandalised by placards wielding thugs around the axis of Bulumkutu.

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