Authorities of the Nigerian Army in Kaduna
State yesterday said they discovered arms
meant to cause chaos at the venue of
President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election
rally in the state.
The Army also said children below voting age
gained entrance into the Ahmadu Bello
Stadium, venue of the rally, and booed party
The representative of the Army Commander, 1
Division Internal Security Force, Brigadier
General John Malu, disclosed this at a meeting
with governorship candidates in Kaduna,
adding that no political party can be
exonerated of violence in Kaduna State.
Speaking further, Malu said the Army seized
arms from party loyalists during the recent
PDP presidential rally while a number of
vehicles were damaged during the APC rally.
“During the APC presidential rally, many
vehicles were damaged because they were not
carrying the posters of some candidates.
Again, I personally screened people entering
venue of the recent PDP presidential rally and
I discovered arms concealed under the clothes
of people and seized a lot of them.”
He added that during the elections, soldiers
will not be stationed at polling units but at