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1 dead, 5 vehicles burnt as parties’ supporters clash in Kano

2015-01-22 19:15
A man carries a banner to show support to Nigerian President and Presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party Goodluck Jonathan during a rally in Lagos on January 8, 2015. Jonathan formally began his campaign for re-election, taking ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Kano - At least, one person was confirmed killed and five vehicles destroyed during a clash between supporters of PDP and APC at Hotoro, near NNPC Mega Station in Kano on Wednesday.

Eye witness said the incident happened at about 1.30p.m. when supporters were on their way to attend PDP presidential campaign

According to the witness, supporters of both parties confronted themselves in the area thus leading to the burning of five vehicles belonging to the PDP.

It was learnt that the quick intervention of security operatives in the area saved the situation from spreading to other parts of the town.

Also read: Jonathan 'afraid of campaigning in Kano'

Police Public Relations Officer in the Kano State, ASP Magaji Majiya confirmed the incident.

He said the command had begun investigation into the cause of the incident.

Majiya, however, urged politicians to warn their supporters against taking laws into their hands to ensure peace in the state.

-   NAN

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