The police command in Sokoto has confirmed the death of one person as a result of stray bullets fired when suspected hoodlums attacked governor Aminu Tambuwal’s motorcade on Saturday.
Cordelia Nwawe, the command’s spokesperson, said one other person who was injured during the incident had been hospitalised.
NAN reports that the PDP had organised a reception rally to welcome Tambuwal after his failed attempt to secure the 2019 presidential ticket of the party.
The governor who was received by a crowd of supporters at the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto went to the government house in a motorcade. This attracted political thugs armed with dangerous weapons who went ahead to destroy billboards, building structures and vehicles bearing inscriptions of the opposition party.
A car bearing the APC logo travelling to Sokoto from Bodinga was also set ablaze by mobs along the Sokoto State University.
The motorcade was then forced to stop along Gawon Nama, near the residence of senator Aliyu Wamakko, when another set of mobs carrying arms confronted it.
A relative of the deceased who pleaded anonymity told NAN that the deceased, Imran Ahmad-Alkanci, was on his way home after visiting family relations when the incident happened.
The source said the 22-year-old was trying to get a commercial motorcycle when the bullet hit him.
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