Scores Injured As Hoodlums Attack Atiku’s Convoy In Borno

Scores Injured As Hoodlums Attack Atiku’s Convoy In Borno

Scores of supporters of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar was injured on Wednesday when hoodlums, attacked the convoy of the presidential candidate in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Sources gathered that Atiku’s convoy was attacked just as he left the Palace of the Shehu of Borno to Ramat Square, the venue of the presidential rally.

The injured persons have since been rushed to hospitals in the state capital.

The spokesperson for Atiku’s campaign council, Dino Melaye announced during the rally that the convoy of the campaign council was attacked and about 174 supporters were injured in the process and over one hundred vehicles in the convoy were vandalized.

Atiku, while addressing thousands of supporters, later on, sympathized with the injured and said no amount of intimidation can stop the PDP from sending the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) packing from the Aso Rock and the Borno State Government House in 2023.

The PDP Presidential Candidate was in Borno alongside his running mate and Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa; Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State; former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido; amongst other chieftains of the party.

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Kamaldeen Mohammed said a suspect has been arrested in connection with the incident.


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