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Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by ijustdey: 6:28am On Feb 10, 2019
Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja


There was palpable tension Saturday when hoodlums attacked the campaign convoy of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Dei-Dei axis of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), setting at least ablaze nine cars.

The violence occurred about a week to the general election and four days to the presidential campaign mega rallies scheduled by both APC and the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja.

The convoy had the FCT Minister’s representative and his Chief of Staff, Bashir Mai-Borno, the APC Chairman in the FCT, Abdulmalik Usman, the DG FCT Campaign Council, Hon. Musa Yahaya Mohammed, candidates of the party to various offices in the forthcoming election as well as other supporters.

THISDAY findings showed that the convoy was attacked on its way to the palace of the Serkin Jiwa. The hoodlums set up a blockade around the Timber Market axis along Dei Dei road and prevented the APC convoy from proceeding to the palace of the Sarkin Jiwa.

Several vehicles also had their windscreens smashed while some individuals sustained varying degrees of injuries.

A statement by the Special Assistant on Media to the FCT Minister, Mr. Abubakar Sani said the attackers pelted the APC convoy with rocks and other deadly missiles.

He added the vehicles in the convoy were set ablaze by attackers throwing petrol bombs. Other motorists, caught in the mêlée were also not spared as their vehicles suffered serious damages.

Although no life was lost, the timely intervention of the security personnel ensured that the situation did not escalate.

The hoodlums were said to have taken advantage of a PDP rally which was also holding around the Timber Market, to unleash mayhem on the APC campaign convoy.

The security detail attached to the office of the FCT Minister and others covering the event, however responded by firing shots in the air to calm the situation.

Unfortunately, the convoy was attacked again around the same spot while it was returning from the palace and heading to the grand finale of the APC FCT campaign at the Old Parade Ground.

The security team, who fired live bullets in the air helped to calm the situation and allow the APC campaign convoy to retreat and follow another route to safety.

The statement described the attack on the APC campaign convoy as coordinated.

After the incident yesterday, the Director General, FCT APC Campaign Council, Hon. Musa Mohammed, described the attack as unfortunate, saying intelligence information suggests that the attack may have been premeditated.

He was, however, quick to dispel the notion that some PDP supporters or ethnic elements were behind the attack. He said the ugly incident will be reported to the proper quarters to forestall a re-occurrence.

“I don’t consider it to be a crisis between two parties. It was a premeditated attack on the APC stalwarts but we didn’t have a privy knowledge of what was awaiting us. It’s quite unfortunate that it happened.

“On our way going, we were attacked and of course on our way coming back, we were also attacked. But as law abiding citizens, we retreated and took another route in order to avoid loss of lives. Unfortunately in the course of retreating, some of our vehicles were set ablaze.”


https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/02/10/hoodlums-attack-apc-campaign-convoy-set-nine-vehicles-ablaze/

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by JasonScoolari: 6:30am On Feb 10, 2019
Atleast there's still one "Sane Cow" among them who miraculously used his brain this time to quickly dispel the notion that it was the PDP who carried out the attack.

The PDP is a peace loving party and it has been shown in all our rallies nationwide unlike some demonic party who always record death, chaos and scores of injured N2000 supporter's.


This is just another clear indication that the APC is like a mad woman's underwear, "Nobody wan see dem"

God bless the PDP
God bless Atiku/Obi
God bless Bukky "Ronaldo" Saraki
God bless Baba OGD
God bless Ben Common Sense Bruce
God bless Nyesom "Messi" Wike
God bless Peter "Ibrahimovic" Fayose
God bless Aminu "Pogba" Tambuwal
God bless Ifeanyi "Salah" Okowa
God bless Chief James "OgheneRonaldinho" Ibori.

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by helinues: 6:43am On Feb 10, 2019
Nobody has monopoly of violence.

Irrespective of our political affiliations, let us all say no to election violence.

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by MrAJQ(m): 6:45am On Feb 10, 2019
PDP are trying to induce violence before and after election, they will fail.
Follow me in this prayer. Anybody, from any party, from any tribe and from any religion who want to induce violence may God pacify they and if they refuse to be pacify may their lives be in calamity, violence and absence of peace.

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by chiommy123(f): 6:51am On Feb 10, 2019
People don't listen at all. They should continue oh till they're all caught and jailed. Those politicians you're fighting for they don't have their own children to help fight for them

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by dustmalik: 6:51am On Feb 10, 2019
I knew the stories being bandied around yesterday by the PDP were all lies.

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by AustineE1: 6:54am On Feb 10, 2019
A PC changing the narratives to suit them..leaving a trail of blood anywhere they go!

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by tinsel: 6:55am On Feb 10, 2019
But they were saying since yesterday that they set ablaze Peter Obi's convoy of vehicles. But actually it was the miniter's. And Peter Obi is yet to come out quickly to deny this fake news since yesterday.
This is the kind of news that will set the country ablaze if not well managed.

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by dustmalik: 6:58am On Feb 10, 2019
tinsel:
But they were saying since yesterday that they set ablaze Peter Obi's convoy of vehicles. But actually it was the miniter's. And Peter Obi is yet to come out quickly to deny this fake news since yesterday.
This is the kind of news that will set the country ablaze if not well managed.
Nairaland has become the biggest fake news spreader. All sorts of rubbish and misleading news are pushed to the front-page

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by Abascoh: 6:59am On Feb 10, 2019
APC are a bunch of liars, it was them who blocked and attacked Peter Obi's convoy before Abuja boys change am for them and they fled like cowards. Now they have run here to tell another story. Party of liars

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by Vinstel: 7:01am On Feb 10, 2019
Shameless APC lying as usual. They were the ones that attacked PDP campaign yesterday now they want to change the story

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by tinsel: 7:02am On Feb 10, 2019
Abascoh:
APC are a bunch of liars, it was them who blocked and attacked Peter Obi's convoy before Abuja boys change am for them and they fled like cowards. Now they have run here to tell another story. Party of liars
Check thisday account of the event as well. Thisday is a pdp paper

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by Brigges: 7:05am On Feb 10, 2019
Lies by APC is now a daily occurrence. one day, one lie grin

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by kayzat: 7:05am On Feb 10, 2019
tinsel:
But they were saying since yesterday that they set ablaze Peter Obi's convoy of vehicles. But actually it was the miniter's. And Peter Obi is yet to come out quickly to deny this fake news since yesterday.
This is the kind of news that will set the country ablaze if not well managed.


I knew the story was suspicious because we read earlier in the afternoon that Peter Obi was in Anambra campaigning in the markets and I was wondering how he left Anambra to Abuja within that short period of time

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by Himmler: 7:08am On Feb 10, 2019
This one is damage control. The real news was everywhere yesterday, it was APC that attacked PDP campaign venue

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by OkirikaNwankwo: 7:09am On Feb 10, 2019
The APC guys were at Dei Dei at a very wrong time.
Those who pelted their convoy thought they wanted to gain access to the market while Obi was there.
However when the APC thugs resorted to destroying properties on their return trip, the baptism of fire that they received became necessary.

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by Naza25: 7:11am On Feb 10, 2019
APC and lies are like conjoined twins. Abeg where my barrow? I wan carry person go Daura

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by helinues: 7:15am On Feb 10, 2019
kayzat:



I knew the story was suspicious because we read earlier in the afternoon that Peter Obi was in Anambra campaigning in the markets and I was wondering how he left Anambra to Abuja within that short period of time

He actually went to the market yesterday with Ben Bruce. I am still not convinced with this report. Sani never mentioned Pdp thugs as the attackers.. So if not Pdp thugs, who are the attackers?

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by Zuorom: 7:28am On Feb 10, 2019
tinsel:

Check thisday account of the event as well. Thisday is a pdp paper
I was there, it was the APC that invaded PDP's campaign, they should stop lying. It was them that started the whole trouble before Abuja boys descended on them and chased them away

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by Peacemaker5128: 7:35am On Feb 10, 2019
Guess what will be the new song of athiefkulooters after 16th of Feb.







Biafra or death
No leflendum no erection
It is 'erection ligging'
ICC
Donald Trump

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by tinsel: 7:36am On Feb 10, 2019
Zuorom:

I was there, it was the APC that invaded PDP's campaign, they should stop lying. It was them that started the whole trouble before Abuja boys descended on them and chased them away
You are missing the point. Why link Peter Obi to the incident when he was actually in Anambra state. This is the kind of fake news that will set up the whole ablaze if the guys in the south east take it to be true and retaliate

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by Caseless: 7:39am On Feb 10, 2019
Too bad pdp supporters are becoming more violent by the day.

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by Masama: 7:39am On Feb 10, 2019
Just six more days before we set this country free from lifelessness.

We say no to lifelessness
We say no to zombeism
We say no to vision less leadership
We say no to incompetence
We say no to Nepotism
We say no to clueless dullards
We say no to BUHARI

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by Esseite: 7:40am On Feb 10, 2019
Lies...

So they blocked roads and pelted rocks just because you wanted to go to the palace?

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by haladadon: 7:42am On Feb 10, 2019
APC don't have shame. it will soon be over

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:07am On Feb 10, 2019
Caseless:
Too bad pdp supporters are becoming more violent by the day.
It is a sorry case.

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by jerryunit48: 8:10am On Feb 10, 2019
No now
Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by princemillla(m): 8:10am On Feb 10, 2019
On Sunday
Mods even God rested on the 7th day. We need sermon, guide to improve faith undecided

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Re: Hoodlums Attack APC Campaign Convoy In FCT, Set Nine Vehicles Ablaze by islandmoon: 8:10am On Feb 10, 2019
I have always said it , those illegal immigrants who didn't want to use their chad and Mali surnames adopt names like Mai Borno, Mai sokoto, how can you be owner on Bornu? is Bornu Hausa land?

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