Thursday, January 22, 2015

Youths stone minister, others at President Jonathan’s campaign rally in Bauchi

There was pandemonium this morning at the Ibrahim Babangida Square, Venue of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential campaign rally in Bauchi as angry youths attacked dignitaries at the event including the Minister of FCT, Senator Bala Mohammed, with dangerous objects like hammer, stones, sachet water and slippers among other things.

According to reports, the youths arrived the venue of the rally singing their support for GEJ but immediately he and his entourage arrived, they started stoning and attacking members of the party.

Security operatives had a tough time dispersing the restless supporters, who had stormed the square in large in large number.

The FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, was stoned with bottled and sachet water while he was making his speech and pleading with the people of the state to vote for and support Jonathan and the PDP during next month's general elections.

Other dignitaries, who were on the stand with the FCT minister while he was making his speech, were also stoned. Others bent down to avoid being hit by any of the missiles.

The Minister in the course of his speech pleaded with President Jonathan and other party members not to take the embarrassment seriously as it was part of politics, stating that attack by the youths was the works of the opposition.

All throughout the rally, which was very brief, youths chanted their support for the opposition APC presidential candidate, Maj. Gen Muhammad Buhari, saying "Nigeria, sai Buhari."

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