Many injured, vehicles burnt as thugs attack PDP campaign convoy in Kano

By Editor on 22/02/2019

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Several  politicians were Thursday injured in Kano State following a clash between supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

The incident, which occurred in Kofa town, situated in Bebeji Local Government Area of the state, also resulted in the destruction of valuables such as cars and houses. 

Former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwakwaso, was in the convoy of the PDP that was attacked by the thugs who were said to be loyal to the APC.

The exact cause of the clash has not been established, but the deputy governorship candidate of the PDP in the coming election in the state, Alhaji Aminu Abdulsalam, claimed that they were ambushed by the thugs of the rival party on their way to a rally in Kiru and Bebeji areas.

“What exactly happened was that our PDP convoy was on its way to a rally through Babeji, and as they were passing through Kofa, through the residence of the member representing Kiru/Bebeji Constituency, which happens to be by the main road, he had already assembled thugs with very dangerous weapons, hundreds of them.

“And immediately they sighted the convoy of our party under the leadership of our leader, Engineer Rabiu Musa Kwakwaso, they started hitting the vehicles with sticks and stones.

“There was a very serious commotion and confusion. If not for the police personnel that was escorting the campaign convoy, things would have been different.

“But before they (police) were able to bring the situation under control, they had already smashed the cars of about five and more women and injured many of them,” he said.   

“We have lodged our complaints to the police and, thank God, they have brought everything under control. We are looking forward to an investigation and an ultimate prosecution of the key culprit in the attack, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin.” 

When contacted  Kano State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Muhammad Wakili, declined to comment, insisting that, “I have not been briefed yet. But I will brief you adequately as soon I am properly briefed. So, I don’t want say things that I don’t know”

Posted 22/02/2019 04:51:34 AM

 

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