- The police in Borno state have dismissed reports claiming the convoy of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, was attacked
- ASP Sani Shatambaya, the spokesman of the police command, however, said a suspect was arrested for attempting to attack the convoy
- Shatambaya said the command is on the trail of other suspects but reiterated that the PDP presidential rally in Borno was peaceful
Maiduguri, Borno state - The police command in Borno state says it has arrested one Danladi Musa, who attempted to attack the convoy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The command's spokesman, ASP Sani Shatambaya, made this known at a press briefing on Wednesday, November 9.
Atiku in Borno: PDP presidential candidate not attacked
Shatambaya debunked the reports claiming Atiku was attacked just as he noted that the PDP presidential rally was conducted peacefully with no incidence of attack whatsoever.
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“I want to use this opportunity to inform the general public that the mischievous reports from the social media that Atiku’s convoy was attacked was a fake news.
“It is worthy to note that one Danladi Musa, who attempted to attack the convoy of Atiku along the Airport road was arrested by the police with stones as exhibit.
“I want to urge members of the general public that the suspect is with us, and the Command is doing everything possible to arrest other suspects," the police spokesman said.
2023 elections: PDP Governor Udom Emmanuel speaks on resigning as Atiku’s campaign chairman
Meanwhile, in another report, Governor Udom Emmanuel has denied resigning as the chairman of Atiku Abubakar’s Presidential Campaign Council for the 2023 general election.
The governor of Akwa Ibom state made this known during the flag-off of the governorship campaign in Uyo, the state capital.
Governor Emmanuel described the report claiming he has resigned and turned his back on Atiku and his running mate Ifeanyi Okowa (governor of Delta state) as fake.