Police in Jigawa State have confirmed the death of a 37-year-old man, Abdullahi Isiyaku and the arrest of 5 others following a clash between the supporters of PDP and APC in Maigatari local Government Area.
A statement by the spokesman of the state police command, DSP Lawan Shiisu said the incident happened on Friday when the PDP governorship candidate Mustafa Sule Lamido held a rally in Maigatari Local Government Area.
The clash was said to hav⅞7 erupted when the PDP supporters arrived APC secretariat in Gangare Quarters and allegedly attacked one Abdullahi Isiyaku.
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“Abdullahi Isiyaku, a 37-year-old man from Gangare Quarters in Maigatari town, was attacked by members of the PDP’s ‘Santuraki Vanguard’. The statement read
“He was rushed to the Gumel General Hospital for treatment but later died from his injuries.”
The statement further revealed that a discreet investigation is underway at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Dutse.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Jigawa State Command DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam said the situation is under control and the police are working to ensure that the perpetrators are 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.
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