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Youths angry at failure to fight Islamic uprising stone Nigerian president's convoy in Yola

  • Supporters of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, wear masks depicting his face during his visit  in  Yola, Nigeria,   Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi)

    Supporters of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, wear masks depicting his face during his visit in Yola, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan points as he speaks to supporters in  Yola, Nigeria,   Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi)

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan points as he speaks to supporters in Yola, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Nigerian soldier, right,  provides security as Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, not pictured, speaks to supporters in Yola, Nigeria,  Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows of several vehicles. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi)

    A Nigerian soldier, right, provides security as Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, not pictured, speaks to supporters in Yola, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows of several vehicles. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi)  (The Associated Press)

Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern city of Yola, breaking windows on some of the vehicles. An Associated Press reporter was unable to see if anyone was hurt.

Police used tear gas and whips to disperse the crowd.

Soldiers guarded billboards and posters of Jonathan, who is running for re-election in Feb. 14 elections. Protesters shouted that they should instead be fighting the Boko Haram insurgents blamed for the deaths of some 10,000 people in the past year.

Yola, capital of Adamawa state, is housing tens of thousands of people driven from their homes in the five-year insurgency.