One person was killed in Jigawa State on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at a campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Kazaure Local Government Area, LGA, of the state.
Emmanuel Ekot, the police commissioner in the state, told journalists that the police are trailing the suspected killer said to have fled to neighbouring Kano after committing the crime.
“The police are on top of the situation. The (prime) suspect has fled to Kano. It’s a conflict [between] a party faithful [and] a particular candidate that disagrees [with the other].
“They are members of the same APC. [It is] not a conflict between two parties,” the police commissioner said.
The Jigawa Governor Muhammad Abubakar led the APC governorship campaign rally in Kazaure on Tuesday, where the violent clash between rival youth groups of the APC supporters led to the death of one person.
The person killed was a supporter of the party’s senatorial candidate for the Jigawa North-West District, Babangida Husseini.
Residents identified the deceased as Halliru Lafka, a resident of Kazaure town.
The killing led to a protest by residents who burnt down Husseini’s billboards, accusing him of harbouring political thugs and destabilising the peace of the town.
Hussein could not be reached immediately to comment on the incident as calls by our correspondent to his phone number did not connect on Wednesday morning and evening.
2 APC Supporters Dies In Car Crash On Their Way To Campaign Rally In Ekiti
No fewer than two supporters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ebonyi State on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, died on their way to the party’s kick-off rally that took place at Iboko community in Izzi LGA of the state.
It was gathered that the supporters were involved in an auto-crash a few kilometres from the venue of the rally. The accident which claimed the lives of a man and a woman also recorded scores of injuries among the APC supporters who were in the vehicle heading to the rally.
The bus involved belonged to Onicha South Mass Transit.
An eyewitness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to newsmen, said the accident occurred as a result of careless driving by the driver hired to carry the supporters to the rally.
“One of the drivers was driving carelessly, and unfortunately collided with another car in an attempt to overtake, without minding his life and the passengers’ safety as well,” the first eyewitness explained.
“The victims of the accident had been taken to the hospital, but two persons, a man, and a woman died instantly. It was a painful experience today,” the source stated.
When contacted for confirmation, the Ebonyi State Police Command spokesperson, Chris Anyanwu did not pick up calls to his phone at the time of filing this report.
Explosion Rocks APC Campaign Rally In Rivers State
There was pandemonium as suspected dynamite exploded during the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign rally in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State, today, Thursday, January 19, 2022.
“At least three persons, mostly women who were at the venue of the rally sustained various degrees of injuries from the explosion suspected to be dynamite,” according to a report by Daily Independent.
It said that “though the cause of the explosion could not be known immediately, some eyewitnesses alleged that it was a stick of dynamite planted at the Igbokwu playground popularly known as Ojukwu field in mile one area of the state capital.”