President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign convoy was on Thursday, January 29, attacked by angry youths in Yola, Adamawa State, according to a report by the Associated Press, AP.
The President’s convoy had also been similarly attacked during campaign visits to Bauchi and Katsina.
While AP reports that Jonathan’s convoy was stoned in Adamawa .Wall Street Journal reporter travelling with the President’s convoy said nobody pelted Mr President.
I’m not sure @AP story about Goodluck Jonathan’s convoy being stoned in Yola is correct. I’m in the convoy now. We’re just leaving airport.
— drew hinshaw (@drewfhinshaw) January 29, 2015
AP reports that angry residents threw stones at vehicles in the convoy and ended up breaking windshields and windows but with the tweet as seen above one wonders whose story is actually correct.
The report by AP continued, “The mob was said to have been dispersed by police officers using tear gas and whips. Residents of Yola are also said to have expressed anger at the deployment of soldiers to guard Jonathan’s campaign posters and billboards when they should be fighting Boko Haram.
“Why are they using soldiers and other security operatives? They should be deployed to Sambisa and fight with Boko Haram, not with innocent civilians,” one youth reportedly said while tearing down a poster.