From. Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri
As the 2015 APC Presidential candidate visits Maiduguri city for his presidential rally Monday Yesterday , youths in Bulunkutu area of Maiduguri metropolis in hundreds intercepted a commercial trailer carrying arms and Ammunitions and insisted that the said trailer will not pass to its destination.
unfortunately the military men escorting the trailer from the Maiduguri airport where the said arms and Ammunitions were off loaded from an aircraft that came from Abuja in the morning angrily started shooting sporadically on the youths who were busy hitting every vehicle passing and shouting , “we don’t trust them (military ).
Why are they bringing these weapons into Maiduguri now and today at the exact time General Muhammadu Buhari is in Maiduguri or landing in Maiduguri. The military are hypocrites and working for Jonathan Goodluck not Buhari not Kashim for them to bring all these into Maiduguri now when our August visitor is in town. Is it because they want to bomb him or Maiduguri again”.
“we will not agree or allow them to pass. They have to go back or stop the till Buhari is through with his visit”.
This was also happening when Buhari has landed at the Maiduguri airport around 11.10 am and moved straight from the airport inside the town through the same route this incident took place.
But with the intervention of security agents on the Buhari and Governing Shettima convoy , the youths were asked to calm down and allow Buhari to pass while the soldiers were also irked by the behaviour of the youths carrying sticks and stones as well burning tyres on the middle of the road that in front of the trailer not minding the explosion that could follow if they set the trailer ablaze.
It room several hours to convince the youths on rampage to calm down because the soldiers in escort of the trailer load had shot 5 youths and others got annoyed with the behaviour if the military and vowed to sacrifice their lives for the safety of the state and people.
However, it was fathers that after some hours of dialogue with the youths leaders and security agents, the trailer was allowed to pass to its destination but through the Maiduguri bye pass road which is far away from the venue of the APC presidential rally.
In another development, PDP youths were irked by the massive decamping of PDP members and supporters including some PDP Chieftains in Maiduguri suddenly and rendered the youths hopeless and idled triggered the PDP youths to set the campaign office of former government or Ali Modu Sheriff on fire, biting bill boards, posters and vehicles within the premises around 11.30 am out of anger.
But later around 11.45 am military men were seen guarding the burnt office at Leventis area along Kashim IBRAHIM Way Maiduguri .
All efforts to get the PDP Chairman Alhaji Baba Basharu and SAS Spokesman Mr. Inuwa Bwala for comment at the time of going to press failed due to poor network services of both the MTN and Airtel by then.
Later it was fathers that both the chairman and spokesman have been in Abuja since last week.
Security sources also told our correspondent that no arrest has been made yet in respect of the burning of the SAS campaign office as nobody was found around the area when security men reached the place while as for the trailer load vehicle, it has since off loaded the items at the division 7 of the Nigerian Army Maimalari barracks Maiduguri along Baga road.