Violent clashes in Kano is worrisome – Emir Sanusi

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The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has described frequent clashes between the supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as unfortunate and worrisome.

Sanusi spoke on Friday while addressing newsmen at his Palace in Kano, following the Thursday clash between APC and PDP in Bebeji Local Government Area of the state.

He appealed to party supporters and politicians in the state to shun politics of violence and thuggery, to ensure peaceful conduct of the forthcoming general elections.

The monarch called on security agencies in the state to intensify efforts in fishing out the culprits behind the sad incident and ensure that all those found guilty faced the full wrath of the law.

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 said people who sustained various degrees of injuries during the fracas were receiving treatment at various hospitals.

He 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 him, 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.

Reports say supporters of the two political parties clashed when former Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso and the PDP governorship candidate, Abba Kabir-Yusuf, as well as their supporters were traveling to Bebeji town for a final rally.

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