Friday, 18 July 2014

Youths protest over attempt to impeach Nigeria’s Nasarawa state governor

Riots in parts of Nasarawa state, near Abuja, continued till Thursday to register the discontent with the planned impeachment of opposition Governor Umary Al-Makura by the state House of Assembly.Youths barricaded and set bonfire on roads in Lafia, the state capital, so also at Keffi, Akwanga and Mararabe, a border town with Abuja.

The protesters are irked by what they said was an attempt by the national ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to take control of Nasarawa state through the impeachment of the governor.

Armed with placards with different inscriptions which lampooned the PDP, the protesters in Keffi marched through the major roads and encountered the police which tried to disperse them with teargas.

Security men have been stationed in strategic places in the state to avert spread of the protests.

The APC governor of Adamawa state in north-east Nigeria and his deputy were similarly removed from office this week and a PDP House of Assembly speaker installed as Acting governor.

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