Four NNPP supporters die in Kano clash
On Thursday, four supporters of the New Nigeria Peoples Party presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso, were hacked to death on the busy Kano-Zaria road by unidentified thugs.
According to eyewitnesses, the supporters were on their way to Kwana Dangora, about 110 kilometers from Kano South, to receive their presidential candidate when they were ambushed.
Four people were killed and six vehicles were destroyed in the ensuing clash as security agents apprehended 63 thugs armed with lethal weapons.
"We have arrested about 63 suspected thugs who were disrupting public peace, wielding dangerous weapons, burning vehicles, and snatching handsets from passers-by," said DSC Ibrahim Abdullahi, Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Kano State, confirming the bloodbath.
According to a press release issued by the Corps in Kano, the arrested thugs "will be investigated and arraigned in court for prosecution."
Prior to the outbreak of the chaos, the Kano Police Command summoned and advised the leadership of the state's political parties to suspend all political rallies on Thursday in order to avoid the outbreak of violent clashes, but all their entreaties fell on deaf ears.
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