A group that operated as hoodlums yesterday attacked the campaign convoy of the All Progressives Congress in the Dei-Dei axis of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
In the APC campaign convoy were the FCT Minister’s Chief of Staff, Bashir Mai-Borno, the APC Chairman in the FCT, Abdulmalik Usman, the Director-General, FCT Campaign Council, Musa Mohammed, candidates of the party to various offices in the forthcoming election as well as other supporters, was attacked while on its way to the palace of the Sarkin Jiwa.
After the attack, nine vehicles in the convoy were set ablaze while several others had their windscreens smashed.
The attackers pelted the ruling party’s convoy with rocks and other deadly missiles while few individuals sustained injuries in the attack.
Narrating the incidence, Mr Abubakar Sani, the Media aide to the FCT Minister, explained in a statement that other motorists were also not spared as their vehicles suffered serious damage, adding that no life was lost.
It was gathered that the hoodlums blockaded the road around the Timber Market, DeiDei, preventing the APC convoy from proceeding to the palace of the Sarkin Jiwa.
The situation would have gone out of hand if not that the security detail attached to the office of the FCT Minister and others covering the event responded by firing shots in the air.
Reacting after the incident, Mohammed said that the attack was unfortunate, adding that intelligence information suggested that the attack might be premeditated.