Kano police arrest suspects over attempt to burn down collection centre
- 2 die when thugs set NNPP office in Tudun Wada LGA ablaze
On 26/02/2023 at about 1430hrs, a group of hoodlums suspected to be political thugs attacked the INEC Office of Takai LGA where election results are collated.
The hoodlums attempted to set the Office ablaze, but, a swift response from the Police and other security agencies prevented the attack, and four of the suspected thugs were arrested. The collation of the results was concluded peacefully and an investigation is in progress.
Also, on the same date at about 1600hrs, reports were received that, while the collation of results was ongoing at Tudun Wada LGA INEC Office, a group of thugs in large numbers mobilized and attacked the Campaign Office of NNPP House of Representatives Candidate and sets the building ablaze with two unknown persons in a stationary Motor Vehicle inside the building burnt to death as a result of the inferno.
The hoodlums again mobilize and attempted to block the road leading to the INEC Office. Security personnel were immediately mobilised to the scene. One of the thugs was fatally injured and was rushed to Hospital where he died while receiving treatment.
Four other suspected thugs were arrested, as well. An Investigation is in progress.
SP ABDULLAHI HARUNA KIYAWA, ANIPR,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, KANO STATE COMMAND