Some youths suspected to be political thugs on Tuesday attacked the convoy of President Goodluck Jonathan in Katsina State, reports Punch.
Jonathan was in the state in continuation of his re-election campaign.
The broom-wielding youths first tried to attack Jonathan and some leading members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as they made their way to pay a courtesy visit on the late President Umar Yar’Adua’s mother, Hajiya Dada
They were, however, dispersed by the security details attached to the President.
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The youths regrouped and laid siege on the road leading to the Yar’adua residence, blocking off the president’s exit route.
Security agents, fires tear gas canisters again to disperse the youths to allow the presidential convoy to speed off.
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari is from the state.