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JUST IN: One killed, five arrested as APC and PDP clash in Jigawa



One person died and five others were arrested after a violent clash erupted between supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress in Jigawa State.

The incident happened on Friday, February 10, 2023, when the PDP was conducting a governorship rally in Maigatari Local Government Area. As they arrived at the APC Secretariat, tensions rose and a clash broke out.

According to a police statement, the victim, Abdullahi Isiyaku, a 37-year-old man, from Gangare Quarters in Maigatari town, was attacked by members of the PDP’s ‘Santuraki Vanguard’.

He was rushed to the Gumel General Hospital for treatment but later died from his injuries.

A discreet investigation is underway at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Dutse, the statement added.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Jigawa State Command, DSP Lawan Adam, stated that the situation was under control and the police were working to ensure that the perpetrators would be brought to justice.

The incident has raised concerns about the security of citizens and the potential for further political tensions in the state.

The authorities are urging all political parties to refrain from using violence and to encourage their supporters to act peacefully.

In a related development, gunmen have attacked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s advance security team and killed three police officers.

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The Delta State Information Commissioner Charles Aniagwu confirmed the attack on Saturday in a press briefing in Asaba

According to the Commissioner, the policemen were traveling as an advance team to meet up with the governor at the scheduled Abia State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign on Friday.

While they were along the Ihiala/Isseke/Orlu Road, they ran into the hoodlums who opened fire on them killing three of them while the other one managed to escape.

The government says it is deeply saddened by this development, urging the security agencies to do everything possible to unravel those behind the attack.

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