By Mohammad Ibrahim
KADUNA (Nigeria) – Five days to Nigeria’s general elections, supporters of All Progressive Congress and that of Peoples Democratic party clashed in Kaduna North-West Nigeria leaving a number of them injured.
Africa Prime News gathered that the incident occurred at around 1pm during a procession by APC campaign team of Malam Nasir El-Rufai, who is contesting for the gubernatorial seat in the state.
Eyewitnesses say trouble began when youth suspected to be from the opposition APC destroyed Billboards with pictures of the state governor, Muktar Ramalan Yero and that of President Goodluck Jonathan mounted by the roadside.
“We were sitting by the roadside when we saw few youths with T-Shirt carrying APC logo from the crowd accompanying the opposition governorship candidate, El-Rufai passing through Ahmadu Bello Way on getting to the office of President Jonathan/ Sambo campaign office those youths started bringing down the PDP billboards mounted in front of the office.
“The PDP youths who were stationed inside the office responded by throwing stones at the APC guys. This resulted to a serious clashes as both parties started attacking each other with some youths trying to climb the fence into the premises of the PDP but intervention of the police brought the situation under control,” said Haruna in a telephone interview.
Africa Prime News gathered that the wounded have been rushed to nearby hospitals within the state metropolis by police from Gabasawa Police station.
Contacted, Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Zubairu Abubakar confirmed the incident, saying arrests have been made at the scene.
“We have arrested some of the people engaged in the fight, but I cannot disclose the actual number to you now. But investigation is ongoing,” he said.