Security operatives arrest suspects who burnt Jonathan’s campaign vehicles

The Special Taskforce on Jos crisis has announced that it has arrested the suspects that set ablaze two campaign buses of President Goodluck Jonathan.

PREMIUM TIMES had reported how the campaign vehicles, branded with Mr. Jonathan’s campaign pictures, were set ablaze by youth in Jos on Saturday.

The spokesperson of the STF, Ikedichi Iweha, announced the arrest in a telephone interview with journalists in Jos on Sunday. He, however, declined to state the number of people arrested.

A witness to the arrest, however, said six people were arrested and that some of them might not have been involved in the incident.

The attack has been condemned by both Mr. Jonathan’s Peoples Democratic Party, and the president’s major challenger, Muhammadu Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who called for the arrest and prosecution of those involved.

On Sunday, a leader of the APC in Plateau State, Yahaya Kwande, also condemned the attack and charged Nigerian youth, irrespective of political affiliations, not to engage in such attacks.

In his statement, the politician advised Nigerian youth to change the Jonathan administration through the ballot box come February 14.

“Nigeria youth should remain peaceful and orderly, I call on them to remain calm, and use their individual voter cards to vote in the APC at all levels; your votes are more powerful than the bullets, but we must use them wisely,” he said.

Mr. Kwande lamented the challenges facing Nigerians, saying “we are aware of the fact that Nigerians are in terrible situation, they are faced with a lot of hardships due to bad Governance, by the PDP, however, I am appealing on them to be patient.”


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  • Otile

    Soon APC will yell at the authorities to release them.

    • VOTEoutGEJ!

      Where are those Wike’s thugs that bombed APC office at Okrika?

  • Babandum

    Where are the suspects that shot APC supporters in Rivers state?

    • paul eneke

      good question.that president is a pretender.

    • VOTEoutGEJ!

      Or those that bombed APC office at Okrika?

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Good one!

      I presume they are the same ghosts that voted against ‘Koro in Lagos.

      They won’t be found since they were doing PDP errands.

  • Man_Enough

    selective justice! up till now no action has been taken on a worse incident that happened in portharcourt against apc.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Good job !! Hang’em .

  • pheliciti

    Great, that is if there will be prosecution. More importantly, they should arrest the thugs that shot at APC supporters in PH and those that bombed the APC office

  • Myvin Nwanna

    The boys should have not burnt the buses. They would have used them for transporting passengers, collecting fares as wages, displaying Jonathan campaign signs to the people, and handing passengers Buhari campaign materials. Everybody wins!

  • komentato

    This is just the begining! Cry, Nigeria, the Beloved Country! You cannot accept Buhari’s candidacy without the concomitant violence!