Sunday, 11 January 2015
Angry Youths Set President Jonathan's Campaign Bus Ablaze In Jos
Some angry youth on Saturday attacked and set ablaze a campaign bus branded with President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign posters at Zololo junction, Bauchi road in Jos, Jos North Local Government area of Plateau state.
The bus was on fire at the time of filling this report. However, witnesses said the driver of the bus escaped unhurt.
It is not clear what led to the attack. Police could not be immediately reached for comments.
A witness, whose car was also torched by the rampaging mob, said another PDP-branded car was also set alight.
The source, who only identified herself as Mrs. Rose, told PREMIUM TIMES that her Honda car was also smashed by the protesting youth.
She said the road leading to the area was blocked by the rampaging youth, as they bashed other vehicles plying the route.
According to her, the incident occurred in the presence of members of the Special Taskforce on Jos crisis STF, who could not help stop the action of the youth.
The incident has generated tension within the state capital Plateau state capital as residents rushed home for safety.
The attack occurred as PDP supporters in the state converged at the Hiapang Airport to receive the gubernatorial candidate of the party, Gyang Pwajok, who was returning from Lagos after receiving his flag last Thursday.