- Emir of Kano state, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has called for peace during the elections
- The call from the prominent monarch was a reaction to the clash between the supporters of PDP and APC in Kano state
- It was reported that 2 people died, while 18 buses were destroyed during the violent clash
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has described the frequent clashes between the supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as unfortunate and worrisome.
NAN reports that Sanusi spoke on Friday, February 22, while addressing newsmen at his palace in Kano, following the clash that erupted between APC and PDP supporters at a political rally 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.
It would be recalled that the Thursday, February 21's clash between APC and PDP supporters in Tofa village, Bebeji, resulted in the death of two people, while many others were injured.
The public relations officer of Kano state police command, DSP Haruna Abdullahi, confirmed that 20 vehicles were burnt and 18 others were vandalised during the fracas.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that no fewer than five persons were reportedly killed on Thursday, February 21, at Bebeji local government area of Kano state when supporters of former governor of the state, Senator Rabi’u Kwankwaso and the former House committee chairman on appropriation, Alhaji Abdulmumuni Jibrin Kofa engaged in a bloody clash.
Eyewitness account revealed that the trouble started when Senator Kwankwaso’s convoy, while returning from a campaign rally, passed through an open space where Kofa and his supporters were praying for the peaceful conduct of the general elections.
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