By Kayode Sanni-Arewa
Yola, the Adamawa state capital was in turmoil late on Sunday after political thugs and miscreants unleashed terror on the citizens following the stalemate arising from the failure of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to declare the governorship election results.
A report by GWG.ng said that trouble began at the Collation Centre at the INEC headquarters, moments after the Returning Officer of the poll, Professor Mohammed Mele, announced the shift of the declaration of the results to Monday, morning, at 1 am.
When news of the postponement reportedly filtered into the capital city, thugs in their hundreds took over strategic locations to attack innocent citizens and passersby, motorists, and other committees.
Hoodlums capitalized on the frenzied situation to rob and attack people, even in their homes.
Politicians, journalists, INEC staff, and others at the Collation centre were held hostage at the INEC headquarters as nobody dared to drive out of the premises.
Only the Service Commanders were able to smuggle themselves to their houses, while others who were at INEC on election duties were held as hostages.
The hoodlums who were armed to the teeth with guns and other dangerous weapons burnt disused tyres, trees, and sorts on the streets.
Reports said that the outcome of the Adamawa governorship election was of interest being that it is the home state of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and also that of the First Lady, Aisha Buhari.