The Bayelsa State Police Command on Monday, November 30, disclosed that former President Goodluck Jonathan was not attacked in the state.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO), Butswat Asinim, who spoke to The Nation, blamed the rumor of the attack on mischievous rumour peddlers.
Asinim revealed that a band of vexed youths wrongly thought the Jonathan’s convoy was one of the governorship candidates’ in the state and followed the convoy, only to discover that the convoy belonged to the ex-president.
The youths, on discovering it was Jonathan’s convoy after following him to his abode in Yenagoa, ran away as security operatives chased and successfully arrested a few of them.
Asinim said: “There was no attack on the former President. The youths mistook his convoy for a governorship candidate engaging 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.”