- Supporters of Senator Rabi'u Kwankwaso and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje clash in Kano
- TheKwankwasiyya movement confirms the clash and adds that eight people were injured
- The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, denies the clash
At least eight people and 10 vehicles were said to have been destroyed as supporters of Senator Rabi'u Kwankwaso and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano clashed on Monday, October 21.
Legit.ng learnt that the supporters of the Kwankwaso, under the Kwankwasiyya movement, clashed with those in the Gandujiyya group.
The Nation reports that the clash happened at the newly constructed underpass along Madobi road in Kano.
Confirming the incident, Alhaji Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, spokesperson for Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, said the incident happened when the Kwankwasiyya supporters were returning from Madobi local government area.
According to him, they were returning from the place where Kwankwaso had gone to commission a private female college of nursing and midwifery, which he built.
"Some of our supporters were seriously injured and currently receiving medical treatment in some clinics, 10 vehicles was destroyed and personal items carted away by political thugs believed to be sponsored by Kano state government," he said.
However, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, said the supporters of Kwankwaso were not attacked..
“It is a mere allegation and I believe the Kwankwasiyya people are just beating around the bush. There is no iota of truth in their allegation.
“They are just trying to blackmail the ruling party because they are envying what government is currently achieving in the state," he said accusing Kwankwaso's supporters of trying to tarnish the image of those loyal to the governor.
The police public relations officer, DSP Haruna Abdullahi, could not confirm the clash.
He simply said: “We have not receive any report from anybody that he or she was attacked.
“However, we have deployed our men to the venue of the incident to restore law and order.”
Legit.ng earlier reported how the Kwankwasiyya development foundation in Kano announced foreign scholarships to 242 postgraduate students to study in universities in India and Sudan.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng. We have upgraded to serve you better.
Bobi Wine: Ugandan activist speaks on Sowore’s incarceration | Legit TV