The supporters of Sen Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP came under heavy attack by persons suspected to be political thugs, which resulted in burning several vehicles and injuring several persons.
About 55 suspects were reportedly arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,NSCD along Zaria road with sophisticated weapons.
NSCD Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr.Ibrahim Idris Abdullahi, while speaking with pressmen on Thursday, 23rd February 2023, said the thugs were arrested when the command was informed of a clash erupted between thugs of political parties
He said, ” we immediately moved our men to the scene of incidence, there, and then we arrested many of these thugs with their weapons.”
Mr.Abdullahi further disclosed that the arrested thugs might have caused the mayhem, though still investigating the root causes of the riot.
The NNPP presidential candidate, Dr.Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, is slated to hold a grand finale rally this Thursday.