Many injured as loyalists of Governor Ganduje and Ex-Governor Kwankwaso clash in Kano



•Governor Ganduje and Ex-Governor Kwankwaso
•Governor Ganduje and Ex-Governor Kwankwaso

Former Secretary to Kano State government, Dr Rabi’u Sulaiman Bichi, and younger brother to Dr Rabi”u Musa Kwankwaso, were among the scores injured yesterday following a clash between supporters of Kwankwasiyya and Gandujiyya.

Kwankwasiyya is the group of political disciples of immediate past Kano Governor, Dr Rabi”u Musa Kwankwaso, while Gandujiyya is that of his estranged political godson, incumbent Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje.

Also injured during the attack that took place at the emir’s palace during the famous Hawan Daushe were Dr Adamu Yunus Dangwani and Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam both former commissioners under Kwankwaso’s administration.

Confirming the incident, Dr Dangwani said, “We were watching the horse riders when suddenly the supporters of Gandujiyya descended on us. They hit the former SSG with a heavy stick and stabbed Yahaya with a knife on his shoulder.”

He said they also injured scores of Kwankwasiyya followers, before the police intervened and rescued the rest of them.

He said, “The former SSG and Kwankwaso’s brother were later rushed to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital where they were treated and discharged.”

He said they were still compiling the figures of those that were injured and that they would brief the press today.

Honourable Baffa Babba Dan Agundi, a member of Kano State House of Assembly, who was accused of directing the thugs to attack the Kwankwasiyya members, denied the allegation.

Dan Agundi said, “It is not true. How can a lawmaker lead others to take laws into their hands? This is something that cannot happen. The Kwankwasiyya should prove the allegation beyond reasonable doubt.

“We are in the era of IT so they should prove the allegation with facts and figures. But we have our video clips of what happened at the durbar.”

Also commenting, the State Commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, said, “To the best of my knowledge there was no clash at the durbar. I did not see it and therefore I cannot confirm it.

“If there is a clash somewhere I don’t know. But to be honest with you, I did not see any.”

Adapted from a report by Daily Trust on Sunday.

Source News Express

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