Goodluck Jonathan Was Not Attacked, It Was a Case of Mistaken Identity – Police


The Bayelsa State Command of the Nigerian Police Force, NPF has issued a statement denying media reports that former President Goodluck Jonathan was attacked by militants.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Asinim Butswat, explained that a group of hungry youths mistook a convoy of the former President for one of the governorship candidate on electioneering ahead of the December 5 election.

Butswat said, ”There was no attack on the former President. The youths mistook his convoy for a governorship candidate engaged in campaigns. But when they discovered on getting to the entrance of his house in Yenagoa that it was that of the President, they ran away. Some of them were arrested.

”They did not haul stones at the President’s convoy. They did not attack the convoy and no weapon was found on them.”

Farouk Mohammed

Farouk Mohammed is a Head Editor at Okay Nigeria ( He has been publishing for 5 years and focused more on Local/World News on
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