PDP secretariat burnt down in Nasarawa

FILE PHOTO: APC Youth Destroying PDP Billboards in Borno

Unknown arsonists, early Sunday, burnt down the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party in Obi Local Area of Nasarawa State.

This happened 48 hours after the party held its 2015 general elections campaign in the area.

The spokesperson for the Nasarawa police command, Ismaila Numan, who confirmed the incident, said 18 suspects have been arrested in connection with the crime while police officers have been deployed to the scene of the incident to prevent further breakdown of law and order.

Mr. Numan said the office was burnt a day after youth of the All Progressives Congress and those of the PDP clashed over vandalisation of billboards and campaign materials.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the arsonists allegedly came with petrol in gallons, poured it on the roof of the secretariat and then set the building ablaze.

Witnesses say the arsonists also drove away the security man before torching the building.

The incident was a spillover of the Friday clash between the supporters of the PDP and the APC where gunshots were exchanged, leaving casualties on both sides.

One witness, Ibrahim Kasimu, said the incident started when youth suspected to be APC supporters began to destroy canopies and chairs used by the PDP during their campaign in Obi Local Government Area.

PDP youth, who responded to the attacks, took to the streets destroying every APC property in sight.

The rampage happened a day after political parties in the state signed a code of conduct for the 2015 general elections in the presence of heads of security agencies in the state.

The signing of the accord was organised by the state police command at the police officers mess along Jos road Lafia.

The State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Yunana Iliya, who also confirmed the burning of the party’s office, said all documents and valuables in the office were burnt.

He asked security agencies in the state to take note of the attack on its members and property and to, as a matter of urgency, provide security for its members and supporters.


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  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    APC is a violent party. Its leaders’ utterances are proof of this assertion. APC members and leaders are deranged animals.

    • Akay Adedokun

      what about the animals unleashed on APC at okrika. Were those “sane” animals (opposite of your derange)?

      • burning spear

        was it PDP or the APC that embarked–on that wanton-destruction of properties—————————-in Okrika–via the instigation of amaechi

  • Cletus Ibitoye

    “…Our history is replete with numerous and uncontrollable instances of callous and insensitive dominatory repressive intrigues by those who think it is their birthright to dominate till eternity the political and economic privileges of this great country to the exclusion of the people of the Middle Belt and the south….”

    “…They have almost succeeded in subjugating the Middle Belt and making them voiceless and now extending same to the south. It is our unflinching belief that this quest for domination, …and marginalization, is against the wish of God and therefore, must be resisted with the vehemence….”

    “…This clique has an unabated penchant for domination and unrivalled fostering of mediocrity and outright detest for accountability,…all put together have been our undoing as a nation…”
    —– Gideon Orkar (April 22, 1990 Revolutionary Speech)

  • haruna abubakar awu

    APC please we need peace in our state.