21 January 2012
Operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) yesterday arraigned two
politicians, Mr Edward Ogundani and Mr Charles Tomlava, before a Yola Magistrate’s Court for the circulation of inciting text messages and pamphlets of purported plans by Muslims to launch Jihad against Christians in the state. Adamawa State
Ogundani is the spokesman of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) gubernatorial candidate in the state and is said to be a member of the syndicate which has four other members of the group under investigation at the SSS office in Yola.
The state had recently witnessed communal conflicts and gun attacks resulting in the loss of lives and property.
The suspects were alleged to have been using the text messages and pamphlets to heighten tension in the state ahead of the re-scheduled governorship elections billed for early February.