Police Teargas Delegates, Journalists As Thugs, Hoodlums Take Over APC Convention Venue | today nigeria newspapers headlines updates

Police Teargas Delegates, Journalists As Thugs, Hoodlums Take Over APC Convention Venue

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Armed policemen have fired teargas canisters at the crowd as well as accredited delegates and journalists at the Eagle square, Abuja, venue of the All Progressives Congress national convention.

The event was greeted with chaos when political thugs loyal to different politicians arrived the venue in commit to force their way inside the convention ground.

The situation forced security operatives to fireside teargas at the crowd as delegates and journalists scampered for safety.

The hoodlums additionally took advantage to pick pockets and operate unhindered as mobile phones and cash were taken from unsuspecting delegates and journalists.

Many of them were arrested in the process.

Police Teargas Delegates, Journalists As Thugs, Hoodlums Take Over APC Convention Venue | today nigeria newspapers headlines updates
Police Teargas Delegates, Journalists As Thugs, Hoodlums Take Over APC Convention Venue | today nigeria newspapers headlines updates

The situation was caused by the diversion from the most entrance that was restricted to non VIPs, forcing some non-statutory delegates and licenced journalists to use the inner gate through the park of the Federal Secretariat.

On obtaining there, political thugs in their variety turned back from the most gate and took over the inner as they overwhelmed security at the doorway.

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It took the reinforcement from by-standing security operatives to regain control of the situation.Having brought the chaos under control, the visibly angry police operatives charged at the waiting crowd using sniffer dogs and pepper spray to disperse the surging crowd leading to another round of stampede.

As at the time of this report, the statutory delegates made up of the President, his Vice, governors and their deputies as well as federal and state legislators were yet to arrive the venue.

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