Security agents fire tear gas as thugs stone President Jonathan’s convoy in Katsina

FILE PHOTO: Goodluck Jonathan campaigns for reelection in Katsina

Security agents attached to President Goodluck Jonathan had a frantic time dispersing a surging crowd of political thugs attempting to attack President Goodluck Jonathan’s convoy Tuesday in Katsina.

The broom-wielding thugs pelted Mr. Jonathan’s convoy with stones and chanted ‘Sai Buhari’ as they struggled to get within touching distance of the vehicles.

The President, who was in the state for his presidential campaign, was visiting Hajiya Dada, the mother of late President Umar Musa Yar’adua when the incident happened.

Katsina is the home state of Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate.

The youth, who were repelled as they tried to attack the president’s convoy driving into the Yar’Adua quarters in Katsina, waited patiently outside the former president’s home.

When it was time for Mr. Jonathan to depart from his visit to the Yar’Aduas’, the youth struck again, blocking off the president’s exit route and it took the firing of tear gas canisters to disperse them.

Earlier, Mr. Jonathan had paid a courtesy visit to Abdulmumuni Usman, the Emir of Katsina, where he spoke about how his political journey began as the vice president to Mr. Yar’Adua.

The President also addressed a rally at the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Orientation Camp in the state where he promised to make life better for the people of the state.

He listed the establishment of Almajiri schools and a federal university as some of his achievements in Katsina State.

“It was your son that brought me as his deputy. Anything that you want from me, we will do it without you asking for it,” Mr. Jonathan said.

The President said that his administration is working hard to combat the nation’s security challenges, adding that a vote from the people would enable him continue his progress.

“We have challenges like many other countries in the world but we are still managing because of our focus,” said Mr. Jonathan.

“We will get through our challenges because we are working hard and you know it.”


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    Buhari couldn’t even fill out his name properly in his Nomination Form (a CTC of which is currently in my possession).




    (as filled by the Islamic Fundamentalist).

    Buhari is not only a criminal, but also a stark illiterate.

    • Mamman

      You are an ignorant fool,Breaking News!!!! Let’s assume he actually filled it like that. For your information,his name is a single one. Just like Abubakar al Atiq, Mohammed Murtala, Mohammed Tajuddin, Shehu Usman, Mohammed Sunusi etc etc..all these are names without surnames. They are stand alone names…Like Emmanuel Jesus!!!! So,who’s the illi, now!!!!

      • IDARA

        Aboki don’t diverse in2 christian names cause they ain’t like urs. Ur mallam clearly doesn’t understand English no wonder d forged certificate fills that he failed. Surely he’ll need an aide to help out with English speaking…

  • Donelly Domingo

    Mr Jonathan, so if their son did not bring you as deputy, you will not carry out your constitutional required task of seeing to their welfare?

  • Okey

    They have always lived with this delusional sense of entitlement and superiority. I recall that, even in peace time, they stoned President Obasajo’s convoy in Kano because Buhari lost him in a presidential election.

  • excel

    We can’t rule out the fact that gej/pdp has failed this country, improvise poverty upon the majority yet we don’t want political violence. Gej convoy be stoned is not the right thing, let use our vote and vote him out by this we will show our dissatisfaction with him. Let vote for CHANGE, GMB for CHANGE, APC the CHANGE TRAIN

  • Man_Enough

    for over 6 years since the boss died, he is probably visiting the mother for the first time.


    This Aboki’s feel power resides in their illiterate genes #smh

  • Okwuchukwu

    GEJ bashing by the APC has gone too far. Event before the result people are furious. GMB has stressed the anger and resentment in some segments of the population for his own good – which is atrocious. While it is true that some groups in the north are ill-represented and consequently disenfranchised, it should not mean they ought to back anyone – GMB and is “divide and conquer” approach to politics the last of them. The backlash of this hate-riddled campaign will leave permanent scars on our population.

  • Emmanuel Gbadamosi

    It is always saddening to witness people having succumbed to the propaganda tools of Mr Buhari. He’s done nothing else than antagonizing people against each other and projecting blame on GEJ. But this does not consist of a program. The 14th will come soon enough and we Nigerians will vote for democracy!

  • Ezekiel Akpablo

    Has Buhari called on his supporters to use violence again despite his promise not to do so? It would come as no surprise given what he did during the 2011 elections.

  • Akinfenwa Mikel

    If this is how the APC is behaving now, I am terrified to see what they will do on February 14. Jonathan is paying visit to his former president’s mother’s home, and this is how he is treated. Has Buhari been stoned or attacked by PDP supporters? No, but of course the APC are the aggressors. They have no ideas to win support other than violence and fear tactics. Even in a state where Jonathan has successfully reformed education, these APC nuts attack him. Maybe Buhari condones this violence, maybe he doesn’t. Who knows? He is always a contradiction, isn’t he?