Three people have been reported dead while four suspects were arrested as political thugs set New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) campaign secretariat ablaze in Tudun Wada Local Government Area of Kano State Sunday.
Police spokesman of the state command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa disclosed this to newsmen, saying that another set of thugs also attacked the INEC office in Takai LGA of the state.
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He said when the thought set the parties office ablaze “Two unknown persons in a stationary Motor Vehicle inside the building of the Campaign Office of the House of Representatives Candidate of NNPP were burnt to death.
“Also the building of Tudun Wada LGA INEC Office was also attempted to be set ablaze when a group of thugs mobilized themselves in large number and attacked. This was when a group of thugs went on rampage on the same date, while the collation of results was ongoing.”
The police further revealed that a group of political hoodlums also attacked INEC Office of Takai LGA Venue of election results collation center same Sunday but swift response from the Police and other security agencies in the state averted the calamity, and in the process four of the suspected thugs were arrested.
The police said that the force ensure the collation of results was concluded peacefully.
“The hoodlums again mobilize and attempted to block the access road leading to INEC Office but Immidiate mobilisation of security personnel to the scene averted another trauma
“One of the thugs who was injured fatally was rushed to Hospital where he died while receiving treatment, Four other suspected thugs were arrested.”
Kiyawa added that investigation is in progress and that culprits will be brought to law.