Suspected hoodlums attacked the campaign convoy of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Dei-Dei area of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
The convoy, comprising of the FCT Minister’s Chief of Staff, Bashir Mai-Borno; the APC Chairman in the FCT, Abdulmalik Usman; the Director-General, FCT Campaign Council, Musa Mohammed; Candidates of the party for various Offices in the forthcoming elections, as well as other supporters, was attacked, while on its way to the Palace of the Sarkin Jiwa.
The convoy was reportedly pelted with rocks and other missiles, resulting in a few individuals sustaining injuries in the attack.
The Media Aide to the FCT Minister, Abubakar Sani, explained in a statement, that other motorists were not spared, as their vehicles suffered serious damages, adding that, no life was lost.
The hoodlums were said to have blocked the road around the Timber Market, Dei-Dei, preventing the APC convoy from proceeding to the Palace of the Sarkin Jiwa.
They were said to have taken advantage of a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, rally, which was also being held around the Dei-Dei Timber Market, to unleash mayhem on the APC convoy.
The security detail attached to the Office of the FCT Minister and others covering the event, however, responded, by firing shots into the air to calm the situation.
The convoy was again attacked around the same spot, while it was returning from the Palace, and heading for the grand finale of the Campaign rally, at the Old Parade Ground.
It was during the second confrontation that nine vehicles were set ablaze, according to the statement.
Reacting, Mohammed described the attack as unfortunate, adding that, intelligence information suggested that it might have been premeditated.
The DG was however, quick to dispel the notion that some PDP supporters or ethnic elements, were behind the incident.