Youths, Hoodlums Clash Over Campaign Billboards

Youths, Hoodlums Clash Over Campaign Billboards

Latest reports coming in from Kaduna state, northern Nigeria inform that violence broke out on Thursday in Saminaka town, Lere local government area of the state following destruction of campaign billboards of politicians by hoodlums.

According to Daily Trust report online, some unidentified miscreants went round the town damaging billboards belonging to a particular political party and its candidates.

It was reported that billboards worth millions of Naira were damaged in the process.

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A witness said hundreds of youths took to the streets afterwards to protest the destruction of the billboards.

It was stated that the situation got out of hand after an angry mob started destroying billboards of the ruling party in the town.

Police stepped in and urged the protesters to calm down after promising to investigate the incident.

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A source informed that no fewer than two youths were arrested by the police in connection with incident.

The spokesman of Kaduna state police command, Zubairu Abubakar, confirmed the incident but did not give further details.

Only on Friday, February 20, 2015, some supporters of the PDP and that of the APC clashed in Nasarawa state.

Witnesses said no deaths were recorded in the incidents, although both sides suffered casualties mostly from machete cuts. Billboards and other political campaign equipment were destroyed.

A local resident, Ibrahim Kasimu, who witnessed the incident, said it began when youths suspected to be APC supporters began to destroy materials and chairs used by the PDP during their campaign in Obi local government area.


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