We have gathered that Six operatives of the Department of State Security, DSS attached to the President were hospitalized after sustaining varying degrees of injuries from the attack on the PDP Presidential campaign entourage with Jonathan in view.
The President met a hostile crowd, with brooms and stones both on the road and at the rally venue.
As in our earlier report, the situation spiraled out of control as Jonathan’s convoy entered the Ibrahim Babangida Square for the rally, the hostile youths started throwing stones at the convoy.
It took the intervention of security men on ground to chase the youths away and reduce the impact of their actions even though some vehicles in the convoy had little scars.
The violent youths who had been chased out by security men, made their way back inside as the President’s convoy was leaving the rally venue.
They attacked the last bus on the convoy which contained the DSS operatives with a big stone which smashed the windscreen and caused injuries for the occupants.
While four of them who only needed minor treatment were discharged immediately, another two, a lady and a man who had deep cuts on their heads were seriously injured and will be flown to abuja immediately for operations.