The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has warned the Nigerian government that it will take legal action if the reported attacks on the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, are not promptly investigated
. The presidential campaign council of the Labour Party reported that the convoy of Obi was attacked twice in Katsina State on Monday.
A spokesperson for the campaign council, Diran Onifade, said that Obi was attacked by hoodlums on his way to the airport after his rally in Katsina.
Onifade stated that some yet-to-be-identified hoodlums threw heavy stones at the driver’s side of Obi’s vehicle, causing heavy damage to the vehicle, but Obi and those in the car with him escaped without sustaining injuries.
He added that another set of hoodlums had earlier attacked the campaign convoy with stones in front of the Katsina stadium, leaving several vehicles, including that of the official stage crew, damaged.
The campaign council called on security agencies to investigate the matter to prevent future occurrences.