Yesterday, February 10th, the supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) involved themselves in a violent clash that has left many people injured and several vehicles burnt at the Building Materials Market in Deidei, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
According to some reports, the problem began when the convoy of the Minister of FCT Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) identified as Mallam Mohammed Musa Bello, ran into a PDP campaign event at Dei Dei market, on the way to the palace of the Sarkin Jiwa in Jiwa District.
People who supported PDP were chanting Atiku/Obi and displaying posters of the two candidates and other candidates of the party.
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This move by PDP was known to have angered APC supporters, as they insisted that the PDP members must pave way for the convoy of the minister, Mallam Mohammed Musa Bello.
Furthermore, just a little time after, an argument started and the situation degenerated into a fracas, as the PDP supporters descended on the vehicles in the convoy of the minister and those vehicles that were passing the area at Dei Dei market.
It was reported by sources that a lot of vehicles were burnt beyond recognition, and others were severely damaged as well.
It took the timely intervention of the Nigeria Police Force, who got to the scene and fired several gunshots into the air in order for the angry mob of PDP and APC to take to their heels and run away.
No death case was recorded in both the convoy of the minister and PDP supporters respectively.
The PDP had formally accused the FCT authority of denying them use of the old parade ground for their campaign, which coerced the party to cancel the event afterwards.