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Attack on Atiku: PDP candidate for Borno governorship race gives more facts and death toll



The 2023 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Borno State, Mohammed Jajari, has given further details of the attack on the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the state.

It would be recalled that the former vice president’s motorcade was attacked at Ramat Square in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Wednesday.

According to Jajari, who appeared on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Friday, one person died while over a hundred PDP supporters were hospitalised following the unfortunate incident.

He said the victims were taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital and the State General Hospital for treatment.

“There were stones and sticks – so many. Even at the venue (of the rally), so many people were treated and there were so many injured that we had to take them to the hospital.

“Over a hundred people were injured and one of the injured died at around 9pm last night.

“The place of the rally was peaceful. We arrived and all our supporters were fine. We held our rally and it was peaceful. But the same people were on the same road when the presidential candidate went to the airport.

The party had accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being behind the attack, claiming that the thugs were sponsored to disrupt the campaign rally.

However, the Director of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, denied the allegation in a statement on Thursday.

According to the APC, the attack might have been triggered by the clashes in the opposition party’s Borno state chapter, and it stressed that the APC had nothing to do with the violence.


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