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Police confirmed two dead, 38 vehicles destroyed in Kano PDP, APC clash
THE Police in Kano confirmed on Friday the death of two persons during Thursday’s clash between supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Kofa in Bebeji area council.
The command’s public relations officer, Abdullahi Haruna, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Kano, while giving situation report.
He also said people who sustained various degrees of injuries during the fracas were receiving treatment at various hospitals.
Police said no fewer than 20 vehicles were burnt while 18 others were also vandalised during the incident which occurred around 2:00 p:m on Thursday.
According to the force, a clinic was also burnt in the village as a result of the clash.
The police spokesman said the command had also arrested 20 people in connection with the incident and warned people of the state to desist from acts capable of causing disaffection among residents. “Investigations have commenced on the matter,” he added.
The ICIR had reported on Thursday that the clash was between the former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, and a serving member of the House of Representatives under APC, Abdulmumin Jubrin, in Kofa, a village located in Bebeji local government area of Kano State.
The PDP governorship candidate in Kano State, Abba Yusuf, together with Kwankwaso, had scheduled his final rally at Kiru and Bebeji on Thursday. But Kiru and Bebeji is the stronghold of Jibrin, a prominent member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, whose supporters barricaded the road, preventing the PDP motorcade from passing through Kofa village.