Atiku Escapes Death As Gunshots Rocks PDP Presidential Convoy

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Gunmen suspected to be political thugs on Wednesday attacked the presidential campaign convoy of Atiku Abubakar

No fewer than 70 persons have been hospitalized as the convoy of former Vice-President and Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar was attacked in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Wednesday.

In a video seen on social media, a group of people were seen running in different directions as gunshots rented the air.

The presidential campaign trail of the opposition party landed in Borno, an All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled state, on Wednesday.

Daily Trust correspondent saw vandalised vehicles in the convoy of Atiku at Ramat Square in Maiduguri, the state capital.

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Spokesman of the Atiku Campaign, Senator Dino Malaye, blamed the attack on the ruling party in Borno.

Melaye lamented that more than 70 people were hospitalised.

“They wanted to prevent us from holding the campaign, as we speak, 74 people were injured and hospitalised.

“Several vehicles were vandalised by APC thugs.”

The APC is yet to react to Melaye’s allegation as of the time of filing this report.

Our correspondent saw hundreds of suspected political thugs at strategic locations along Maiduguri/Kano road.

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