President Jonathan campaign vehicles burnt in Niger

Suspected thugs on Sunday attacked and set ablaze two campaign vehicles belonging to President Goodluck Jonathan in the Suleja area of the Niger state.

The attack was as a result of the jubilation by members of the Peoples Democratic Party who received about 2000 decampees from the APC during the campaign of PDP Governorship candidate Umar Nasko.

The attack took place after campaign train, which included the Governor of Niger state, Dr. Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu, had left the town for Gurara local government area.

The intervention of the military prevented the escalation of the situation and that soldiers have condoned off the street in which the incident happened.‎

An effort to reach the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Niger state police command, DSP M. Gambari, over the incident was abortive.

However, an eye-witness account said the vehicles were burnt to ashes but no life was lost.

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