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The Abuja police command thwarted a major crisis on Monday as some suspected hoodlums from Kogi protested at the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Concise News understands that some loyal political thugs to the Kogi State Governor, Yahya Bello, show up at the secretariat in the early morning and assaulted journalists at the scene.

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According to Punch, the thugs, who came on a tip-off that some people were storming there to stage a protest against the state Governor’s interest, became enraged on sighting journalists.

The Kogi State APC Chairman, Abdullahi Bello, who was spotted in the crowd of the protesters, led the attack and accused journalists of collecting bribes to have gathered to cover the anti-Bello protest.

Bello, however, attempted to seize the mobile phone of a journalist who he suspected was taking pictures met firm resistance from other journalists.

Reacting to the resistance, Bello threatened to deal with the journalists and resorted to throwing insults on them.

The political thugs did not spare commuters passing by while the tension got out of hand.

The timely intervention of some security personnel at the APC secretariat who averted the thugs from gaining entrance to bring the situation under control.

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command swiftly mobilised riot policemen to the secretariat to prevent violation of law and order.

Meanwhile, after the hoodlums were sent off, some governorship aspirants under the aegis of Kogi State APC Governorship Aspirants Forum staged a protest at the secretariat.