by Dare Lawal
Fanatic APC supporters in Kaduna state created tension in the state when they trooped into the streets on Monday in a show of support for the APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, who visited the state for his presidential rally.
The youths who turned unruly, shut down major streets in the northern parts of Kaduna metropolis.
They came from towns like Tudun Wada, Kawo, Ungwan Rimi, Malali and other adjoining Kaduna towns where the APC is believed to be strong. Carrying weapons, they forced motorist and passersby to chant, “sai Buhari, sai El Rufai” which means “Buhari and El Rufai only.”
Shops were hurriedly closed as parents rushed to schools to bring back their children.
There was serious traffic gridlock in the town as people complained of being trapped for hours under steady harassments from the lawless supporters of the retired general.
According to reports by the Vanguard:
The youths also molested anyone with a sticker of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and known fans of the party who were spotted driving along any of the besieged streets.
They youths who defied the cold weather and the ban on Okada (commercial motorcycles), conveying more than two persons by the state government for security reasons, labeled the PDP and Kaduna State governor, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero all sorts of unprintable names.