Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has voiced his anger over recent clashes by supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Sanusi spoke on Friday, while addressing newsmen at his Palace in Kano, following the clash that erupted between APC and PDP supporters at a political rally in Bebeji Local Government Area of the state.
He appealed to party supporters and politicians in the state to shun politics of violence and thuggery, to ensure peaceful conduct of the forthcoming general elections.
The monarch called on security agencies in the state to intensify efforts in fishing out the culprits behind the sad incident and ensure that all those found guilty faced the full wrath of the law.
NAN recalls that the Thursday’s clash between APC and PDP supporters in Tofa village, Bebeji, resulted in the death of two people, while many others were injured.
The Public Relations Officer of Kano State Police Command, DSP Haruna Abdullahi, confirmed that 20 vehicles were burnt and 18 others were vandalised during the fracas.
The Kano State Police Command said many persons lost their lives in a clash that ensued between the supporters of former governor of Kano State Rabiu Kwankwaso, and persons believed to be loyalists to a member representing Kiru/Bebeji Constituency, Abdulmumin Jibrin.
The Command Public Relation Officer, Abdullahi Haruna, who confirmed the incident, said police were yet to ascertain the number of victims in the bloody clash. Eyewitness said the incident happened when supporters of member representing Kiru/Bebeji Constituency, Abdulmumin Jibrin, allegedly blocked the access road, in an attempt to deny Kwankwaso’s convoy road for his campaign at Kofa village in Bebeji local government, thus resulting in bloody clash.
Many people feared died from both parties, others sustained various degrees of injuries, while at least, 10 vehicles have been burnt to ashes during the clash.He said that the police had succeeded in bringing the situation under control.
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