NASS member, others arrested over Kano APC, PDP clash


The Police Command in Kano State has arrested a member representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Abdulmumini Jibrin-Kofa, over Thursday’s clash between supporters of PDP and APC.

The Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the arrest of the lawmaker in Kano on Friday.

He said Jibrin-Kofar was arrested alongside some political leaders from the area in connection with the clash between supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Kofa Village, Bebeji Local Government.

He said Jibrin-Kofa was arrested alongside the political leader for questioning over the incident.

No fewer than two persons were killed following the clash while 20 vehicles were burnt and 18 others vandalised.

State police Commissioner, Mr Wakili Muhammad, and the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone One; Mr Dan Bature, arrested Jibrin-Kofa at Kofa Village on Friday.

The two top Police officers were in the village to assess the security situation in the area and the extent of destruction of facilities at the village.

Many people sustained various degrees of injuries during the clash.


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