One man has been killed while 18 others sustained injuries during a clash by political thugs in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital on Saturday.
Spokesman for the state Police Command, Muhammad Shehu, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, October 16, said the groups were suspected to be members of APC and PDP in the state.
"Discreet investigation into the case has commenced aimed at ensuring that the perpetrators face the full wrath of the law." he added.
Mr Shehu’s confirmation followed an allegation by the APC that thugs suspected to have been hired by the PDP attacked and killed one man and injured 18 others without reason.
The APC’s allegation is contained in a statement issued by Yusuf Idris, the party’s publicity secretary in Gusau on Saturday.
"It is highly disheartening and worrisome the attack with firearms perpetrated by PDP thugs. The thugs came as the PDP Zamfara Governorship candidate’s boys and shot at innocent youths who were carrying out their monthly sanitation work in GRA area of Gusau, the Zamfara state capital," Idris said.
He claimed that victims were attacked because they were APC supporters.
"We are calling for calm by the good citizens of the state who were angered by the thugs. We wish to call on both the state government and security agents to urgently fish out the culprits and bring them to book to prevent reprisals,” he added.
Mr Idris urged security agencies to also uncover how and where the alleged attackers secured such dangerous firearms.
"A stitch in time, saves nine and a word is always enough for the wise,” he said.
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