**the President is unhurt and have left the state.
Youths chanting Sai-Buhari attacked the
convoy of President Goodluck Jonathan in
Katsina State, the home town of Pa
Muhammadu Buhari, as his campaign visited the state this afternoon.
Trouble started when Jonathan, accompanied by Vice President Namadi Sambo; National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Adamu Muazu; and Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State among others, decided to pay a courtesy visit to the late President Umaru Yar’Adua’s mother, Hajiya Dada.
As the President and members of his
entourage made their way into the Yar’Adua Quarters, the brooms-wielding youths, who were suspected to be members of the APC, chanting “Sai Buhari,” surged forward.
Security agents had a hectic time dispersing the crowd.
The youths regrouped and again moved
throwing stones at the President’s convoy as he was ready to leave the residence after the visit.
Security agents fired tear gas canisters to disperse the youths to allow vehicles in the convoy speed off.
As the presidential delegation made their way towards the Katsina Airport, the youths continued hurling stones at the convoy.
No case of injury was however reported.