Kano political groups turn wedding event into boxing arena

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Kano state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and his predecessor Rabiu Kwankwaso, are leaders of the groups
Kano state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and his predecessor Rabiu Kwankwaso, are leaders of the groups

By Aisha Ahmed
No fewer than six members of Kwankwasiyya and Gandujiyya groups were on Sunday injured in Kano following a clash between the two political groups.

Eye witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Sunday that the incident occurred around 11a.m. at Chiranchi quarters in Gwale local government area of the state.

According to the witness, some members of the two groups were at the area to attend two separate wedding fatiha when the incident happened.

“The Kwankwasiyya followers attended one and their counterpart of Gandujiyya attended another wedding ceremony.

“The one attended by members of Kwankwasiyya was contracted first. So, while they were leaving the area, they run into the Gandujiyya group who were contracting another marriage, “The source said, adding that about six persons were injured.

NAN gathered that fighting started between members of the two groups when one of the groups allegedly attacked the other leading to injuring a junior brother of the Commissioner of Special Duties, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas and many others.

When contacted, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya confirmed the incident, but declined further comments.

“I don’t have details of the clash. I will communicate to you as soon as I get details of the unfortunate incident,” Majiya said.

He said the Police had already begun investigation with a view to finding out the cause of the clash.

NAN reports that the injured persons were earlier treated at Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital. 

 


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