The Ondo State Atiku Campaign Organisation has decried a midnight attack on its campaign office in Akure, the Ondo State capital, in which a security guard was virtually rendered lame.
In a statement issued by the media spokesman to the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Ondo State Chapter, Mr. Kayode Fasua, some hoodlums, fully armed to the teeth and suspected to be working in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), came to the campaign office in the wee hours of the day.
He said, “They arrived at a time the security guards in the Ijapo, Akure area of our office would have closed from duty and descended on our campaign office.
“Numbering about 10, and fully armed, they descended on our private security guard, beat him to a pulp and then tied him with ropes.
“After that, they proceeded to dismantle Atiku billboards, and then tore all his posters.
“Not done, these agents of the devil went ahead to break window panes and kept shouting ‘where are those documents, where are those documents!’
He added that having failed in their mission, the armed men retreated, shooting sporadically, saying that this was not the first time such attach would be wreaked on the campaign office.
Calling on security agencies to fish out the perpetrators and ensure justice is served, Fasua said, “This latest attack is taking the hate politics being perpetrated by those in power to a ridiculous level.”
Also reacting the Director General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation in Ondo State, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, described the attack as “barbaric and alien to the spirit of democracy that the Nigerian society should embrace in a fast-advancing world.”