Youths suspected to be political thugs, on Tuesday, carried out attacks targeting supporters and officials of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Sokoto State.
The irate youths, according to a source, were said to have caused havoc to the state campaign office of the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and also attacked party supporters at Sokoto Cinema area while state government official vehicles stationed at a residence of a Commissioner nominee were not spared.
An eyewitness said trouble started when the hoodlums, who were on the motorcade of a former governor of the state, sighted the PDP supporters along Sokoto Cinema area, and began the attacks that destroyed affected vehicles.
The fight also escalated to other party of the metropolis as the former governor’s motorcade move on.
The scene, however, caused pandemonium as passersby and residents scampered for safety within the state capital.
PDP chairman in the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Malgoma, confirmed the incident while briefing journalists.
Politics: Hoodlums attack Atiku’s Sokoto campaign office, vandalise govt. vehicles