Rampaging Youth Stone Former Pres. Jonathan While Leaving Eagle Square
Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was today pelted with stone, brooms, pure water sachets and other sundry materials as he quietly left Eagle Square, venue of the inauguration of President Muhammudu Buhari.
The incidence almost degenerated into a full blown riot, but for the safety provided by men of the Guard brigade.
The rampaging youths had earlier broke police barricade and then invaded adjourning streets beside the venue.
While Mr. Jonathan was quietly leaving the venue for the airport in a five car convoy, The Paradigm witnessed that the irate youth followed him and started screaming insulting words at him.
However, the Soldiers deployed to hold off the surging crowd, were able to prevent the youth from blocking the former president from leaving the venue. When youth found out they couldn’t hold his convoy to ransom, they started throwing whatever they could lay their hands on.
About a minute into the incidence, Mr. Jonathan was able to escape with his convoy. Reports indicate he has since landed his country home in Otuoke, Bayelsa State.