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Soldiers storm Ado-Ekiti, harass residents

Posted: Apr 21, 2015 at 11:32 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Soldiers in about 12 vehicles on Sunday evening stormed Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, harassing residents in what looked like a covert operation in support of Governor Ayodele Fayose who early in the day alleged an invasion of the state by All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers.

The governor had alleged that the lawmakers were leading thugs to the House of Assembly to impeach him.

The soldiers, from the brigade commanded by Brigadier-General Aliyu Momoh, were on the streets in the state capital harassing residents.

General Momoh was one of those whose voices were heard on tape planning how to rig election in Fayose’s favour in what is now known as Ekitigate.

Earlier in the day, the governor had made a televised speech on state media alleging invasion by APC lawmakers, and urged workers, motorbike operators and drivers to resist the APC lawmakers’ attempt to sit over his impeachment.

Residents were seen fleeing areas where the soldiers were operating.