Violence rocks PDP campaign in Jigawa, 1 person reportedly dead

Violence rocks PDP campaign in Jigawa, 1 person reportedly dead

One person has reportedly died in the crisis that broke out during the campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jigawa state on Thursday, January 17.

A police officer was said to have shot one of the participants in a bid to maintain peace during the crisis, The Guardian reports.

Legit.ng gathers that a police vehicle was consequently set ablaze by a mob, which invaded the arena.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that hoodlums in Wukari, Taraba, on Thursday, January 17, attacked the motorcade of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Taraba, Alhaji Sani Danladi.

Also in the convoy, which lost no fewer than 10 vehicles burnt in the attack, was Nigeria’s ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Alhaji Hassan Ardo.

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Danladi, who is currently on a campaign tour of the southern senatorial district of the state, was on his way to Ibi local government area when some youths ambushed the motorcade at a junction in Wukari.

They barricaded the junction, which forced the convoy to slow down, and in the process, attacked the vehicles and the occupants, inflicting injuries on many of them and looting the vehicles.

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In another report, Kwara governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, banned street campaigns and rallies in the state after the recent violent attack in the Ilorin, the capital of Kwara.

The governor who also set up a task force to prevent future violent attacks, said only political rallies in designated areas and with prior notification to the state police command would be allowed henceforth.

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