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Edo: Victims Of Philip Shuaibu’s Jattu Attack Recount Experiences

Several of the women who were attacked at Jattu by Phillip Shuaibu’s thugs have started to recount their experiences in the hands of the thugs who attacked them under the direct supervision of the deputy gubernatorial candidate of the APC, Phillip Shuaibu.  The convoy of Dr Idia Ize-Iyamu, wife of the PDP gubernatorial candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, was attacked by thugs and outlaws who became furious when market women jubilantly received Dr Idia Ize-Iyamu and her entourage bringing out all their brooms and burning them in the market square.
Several of the victims who spoke regretted that the intolerance of the APC has reached an unbearable extent and vowed to end all the oppression by their votes on September 28th when they vowed to “end this oppression by sons of former slave labourers”.

Mrs Adedoye Oluwole Awolowo is from Ikenne, of the family of the legend of the South-West, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. She was among the women who were attacked by Philip Shuaibu’s thugs when they scampered for safety running into their vehicle. “I saw Phillip Shuaibu himself wearing a brown khaki and ordering the boys. They attacked us. We ran for safety in our bus but some of the thugs manhandled me. The thugs were shouting ‘pursue them, this is APC territory!” when they attacked us. We do not understand why this has to happen. We are crying out for the people to hear us” Mrs Awolowo said, bitterly. Mrs Christiana Moses Ikhidero also recounted her ordeal in the hands of the APC thugs led by Phillip Shuaibu.
“We were at Jattu market to campaign to the traders there as we have been doing across markets in Edo state. We were received by the women there at the PDP women rally. The women were happy with us. We were moving from one place to the other. They were chanting “PDP, Change the Change!” and later on the women brought out many brooms in the market and set them ablaze.

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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