Police Quiz Jibrin, Others over APC, PDP Clash in Kano

The Kano State Police Command, on Friday invited the incumbent member of the House of Representatives for Kiru/Bebeji constituency, Abdulmumini  Jibrin, over the clash between supporters of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party at Kofar, in Bebeji Local Government Area on Thursday.

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in Charge of Zone One, Dan Bature, disclosed that Kofar was invited, and was quizzed over the incident.

He was however released on bail later in the evening. The State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the release in a telephone interview with one of our correspondents on Friday night.

Dan Bature, disclosed that 67 suspects have so far been arrested in connection with the clashes.

Earlier, the PPRO confirmed the death of two persons during Thursday’s clash.

Supporters of the All Progressives Congress and those of the Peoples Democratic Party clashed in Kofar, Bebeji Local Government Area, on Thursday. Two lives were lost, several others were injured while several cars were burnt.

Also, the Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II, described the incessant clashes between the supporters of the APC and those of the PDP, as unfortunate and worrisome.

During a prayer session at the Central mosque, the monarch appealed to party supporters and politicians in the state to shun political violence and thuggery, to ensure a peaceful conduct of today’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Pointing out that he was not a member of any political party, the Emir, however warned traditional rulers and scholars to desist from being involved in partisan politics.

Similarly, the monarch challenged security agencies in the state to intensify efforts in fishing out the culprits behind the sad incident and ensure that all those found culpable face the full wrath of the law.

The Punch

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