Updated: Army escapes Oshiomhole from Edo youths

Nigeria Army and other security operatives on Saturday, February 22, have escaped the former Edo State governor and the current National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole from the angry protesting youths.

Newsflash247 had earlier reported that the political thugs have allegedly been mobilized to attack the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole upon his arrival at the Benin Airport.

Oshiomhole, who is billed to land at the Benin Airport to attend the burial ceremony of the late mother of Hon. E. J. Agbonayinma, a former lawmaker and senior aide to House of Reps speaker, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.

Meanwhile, as Oshiomhole arrived Benin Airport, he was saved from angry protesting youths by the Nigerian Army and other security operatives.

The Army stalled protesting youths from getting close to the convoy of the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

At the Airport entrance gate, there are soldiers and two police vehicles while others comprising officials of the Department of State Security, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were stationed at various points of the Airport.

The airport exit gate was also manned by soldiers and policemen.

An armoured personnel carrier was seen at the airport parking lot.

The youths chanted anti-Oshiomhole songs and used other unprintable words.

At the airport to receive Oshiomhole were Dr. Pius Odubu, General Charles Airhiavbere and other APC chieftains.

Some APC chieftains who refused to be names accused Governor Godwin Obaseki for activities of the youths.

The chieftains said it was wrong for Obaseki to always mobilize thugs to harass Oshiomhole.

It was gathered that the heavy mobilization of security personnel was to forestall any attempt to boo Oshiomhole or prevent him from leaving the airport.

A top Edo government official who pleaded anonymity denied involvement of Obaseki in the airport incident.

According to the official, “Oshiomhole should leave Obaseki out of his predicament. If Oshiomhole go to Port Harcourt or Bayelsa, you know the reception he will receive.

“Didn’t you see protest against him in Abuja? Was that also Obaseki? Oshiomhole has general dislike across the country. Oshiomhole’s travail is self-inflicted.”

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Uche Emmanuel

Uche Emmanuel is a seasoned editor and reporter. He graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. He studied Psychology. A blogger for the past 5 years.

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