Arrest, prosecute Obi’s attackers or risk legal action – SERAP tells Buhari


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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Muhammadu Buhari administration to investigate Monday’s attack on the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi in Katsina State.

SERAP said this in a tweet on Wednesday.

The Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council confirmed the attack on the LP candidate in a Tuesday statement.

According to the council, the attack took place after Obi had met with women in a townhall and then held a rally at the Muhammad Dikko Stadium in Katsina.

“On his (Obi) way to the airport, hoodlums attacked the car our candidate was riding in with heavy stones from his drivers side causing substantial damage to the vehicle.

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“To the glory of God, Obi and other occupants of the car were unhurt.

“Subsequently, another set of thugs also threw stones outside the stadium which damaged several vehicles including that of our official stage crew,” the statement signed by Head of Media of the council, Diran Onifade said.

Reacting to the attack on Wednesday, SERAP said that the Buhari administration must arrest and prosecute the attackers.

Failure to do so, the frontline civil society organisation (CSO) said, legal action would be instituted against the administration.

“BREAKING: The Buhari administration must promptly investigate the reported attack on the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, after a rally in Katsina on Monday. We’ll take legal action if the perpetrators are not immediately arrested and prosecuted,” SERAP tweeted.

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