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Police indict Rep over death of four in Ganduje’s rally

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[FILE PHOTO] Kano State Governor Umar Ganduje

The police in Kano State have indicted Mohammad Wudil, representing Wudil/Garko federal constituency, over the death of some persons during the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Rano and Bichi councils of the state.

Four supporters of the opposition were reportedly killed at the weekend when Governor Abdullahi Ganduge flagged off his re-election campaign in the councils.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Magaji Majiya, who confirmed the involvement of the federal legislator in the incident, however, insisted that only three persons died during the rally.

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One person was reportedly killed in Bichi and three in Rano by political thugs allegedly mobilised by APC.

Magaji told journalists that the member representing Wudil/Garko had mobilised thugs to the rally in Rano to canvass for the party’s victory where they eventually ran into political rivals.

The police spokesman, who accused Wudil of flagrant disregard of earlier warning against violence at political gatherings, noted that the police would not tolerate breach of law and order in the state, regardless of the personality involved.

“The police has warned the politicians against sponsoring or mobilising thugs to campaign rallies and will maintain that stand. From the preliminary investigation, the House of Representatives member from Wudil/Garko was suspected to have mobilised some thugs to Rano during the campaign. This is against the warning the command issued to them.

“I can assure you that the police will take all necessary measures to check the dastardly act. Already, the federal lawmaker has been invited by the command for further investigation and he will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is completed,” he said.

APC flagged off its Kano south senatorial campaign in Rano, its stronghold, in a peaceful manner, before violence erupted between its supporters and the main opposition party, The Guardian learnt.

Efforts to speak to Wudil on the development were fruitless, as his phones were reportedly switched off.


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