From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos
The General Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Council yesterday asked to be left out of the on going crisis in Jos which has resulted in fire-raising by youths and party supporters.
The Director of the Council’s Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu stated Sunday that, “PDP should leave us out of their Wahala”.
He explained that, the incident in Jos was passed as a “PDP on PDP violence” yesterday evening, flowing from their rigged primaries. “That is the earliest security report we got”, he said.
According to Garba, “General Buhari was the first to condemn this incident the moment it was reported on Saturday. Check his Twitter handle. These were his words:
“I have been informed of the burning of PDP campaign buses in Jos today. This is unacceptable! There is no excuse for this violence. I am hoping that the Police will immediately investigate, arrest and prosecute the culprits. Our democracy cannot tolerate violence in any form”
Angry youths had yesterday in the morning destroyed and burnt down a police station located along Bauchi road area of Jos north local government area of Plateau state.
According to a source in the area that was at the scene of the incident, the destruction came following an arrest of six people of the area suspected to have taken part in burning of two campaign buses of President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday around Mango Street and Bauchi road of the city.
According to our correspondent who visited the scene of the incident, soldiers and police were seen battling with the angry youths who were protesting against the arrest of their fellow, claiming that the arrested youths were innocent of the alleged crime.
The incident however caused a heavy gridlock along Bauchi road, as tires were equally burnt on the road.
The spokesperson of the Special Task Force (STF), Captain Ikedichi Iweha, confirmed the incident, saying that the incident occurred as a result of an investigation in connection to the burning of two Jonathan campaign buses on the afternoon of Saturday in the main city of the state.
He further called on the people in the state to remain calm and avoid all kinds of violence.
Recall that on the first of January this year, a Jonathan campaign office in Kanke local government area of Plateau state was burnt by suspected aggrieved youths.