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Scores feared dead as Kwankwanso, Jibrin supporters clash in Kano State

A yet-to-be-ascertained number of people are feared dead following a bloody clash between supporters of former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kankwanso, and serving member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, in Kofa, a village located in Bebeji local government area of Kano State, on Thursday.

According to a report by Daily Nigerian, the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Kano State, Abba Yusuf, had scheduled his final rally at Kiru and Bebeji on Thursday. Yusuf is being supported by Kwankwanso, who has a very large following in Kano State.

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. This lead to a clash between the two groups.

Abdullahi Haruna, spokesman of the Kano State police command, confirmed the incident, saying that policemen had been deployed to the area to bring the situation under control.

A police patrol vehicle conveying what appears to be victims of the clash on Thursday. Photo credit: Daily Nigerian.

Sources say about 10 vehicles were set ablaze during the clash, which also claimed many lives and resulted in injuries to many others.

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