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Kwankwasiyya, Gandujiyya supporters clash in Kano

Kwankwasiyya, Gandujiyya supporters clash in Kano

No fewer than eight persons were said to have been injured and 10 vehicles damaged on Monday in Kano during a clash between members of Kwankwasiyya and Gandujiyya groups.

The Nation learnt that the battleground was at the newly constructed underpass along Madobi road in Kano Metropolis where the two political rival groups clashed.

Alhaji Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the spokesperson of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf, confirmed the clash.

Dawakin Tofa said the incident occurred around 2:15pm when Kwankwasiyya supporters were returning from Madobi local government area where their leader, Dr Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, had commissioned a private female college of nursing and midwifery, which he built.

According to him: “Some of our supporters were seriously injured and currently receiving medical treatment in some clinics, 10 vehicles were destroyed and personal items carted away by political thugs believed to be sponsored by Kano State Government.”

State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, denied the allegation that the Kwankwasiyya members were attacked by supporters of the ruling party.

He said: “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.

“They are good in tarnishing our image and they have been doing that since the inception of the present administration back in 2015. APC is a peace-loving party.”

When contacted over the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Haruna Abdullahi, said they were yet to receive a report on the clash.

“We have not received 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,” he stated.
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