By AbdulSalam Muhammad
KANO – A bloody clash between supporters of All Progressive Congress and rival Peoples Democratic Party Sunday in Kano claimed the life of middle age man that left scores injured.
The victim was identified as Bello Shehu of Kofar Mata quarters which eye witness says was slaughtered during the chaos.
Eyewitness who preferred anonymity told Vanguard that hell was let loose when people suspected to be sympathizers of PDP invaded a political rally organized by APC ahead May 17 council poll at Kabara quarters in the municipality.
The account stated that the ensuing violence left so many supporters from either side with various degree of injuries.
The eyewitness said that the timely response by the police thwarted its spread to other part of the volatile city, pointing out that ” the situation was brought under control as the dead and the injured were taken to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital. ”
Although, officials from both parties were not available for comments as at press time but the police in Kano confirmed the story.
The police image maker in the city, ASP Magaji Musa Majia revealed that ” We have extended our dragnet to apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly act.”
ASP Majia disclosed that “The corpse of one Bello Shehu who was stabbed to death by yet to be identified persons during the fracas have been released to his family for burial. ”
He revealed that the force convened a meeting of stakeholders where it was impressed on them to conduct themselves within the dictate of electoral act to ensure peaceful council poll.
ASP Majia warned that the police would move against anyone found culpable of endangering the peace in the state.
He revealed the preparedness of the police to ensure a hitch free local government election coming up weekend.