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General News of Monday, 27 February 2023


Hoodlums burn people alive in Kano, Invade INEC collation centre

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Violence has erupted in Kano during the parliamentary and presidential elections.

Daily Trust reports that some persons have also been burnt alive as some campaign offices of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) in Tudun Wada Local Government Area of Kano State have also been burnt down.

The incident was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa who said that the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was attacked in Takai Local Government Area of the state.

He said when the thugs set the party’s office on fire, “Two unknown persons in a stationary 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 some hoodlums also attacked INEC Office of Takai LGA Venue of the election results collation center but swift response from the Police and other security agencies saved the situation, reports Daily Trust.

The police spokesman said 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 Immeidiate 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 would be brought to law.