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One killed, 18 injured as ‘APC, PDP supporters’ clash in Zamfara

One killed, 18 injured as ‘APC, PDP supporters’ clash in Zamfara
October 16
17:36 2022

The Zamfara police command says one person has been confirmed dead, while 18 others sustained injuries following a clash by two youth groups in the state.

According to the police, the groups involved in the clash are suspected to be supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Muhammad Shehu, Zamfara police spokesman, confirmed the development to NAN in Gusau, the state capital, on Sunday.

“Discreet investigation into the case has commenced aimed at ensuring that the perpetrators face the full wrath of the law,” Shehu said.


The APC in Zamfara had, on Saturday, alleged that thugs suspected to be PDP supporters perpetrated the attack.

“It is highly disheartening and worrisome the attack with firearms perpetrated by PDP thugs,” a statement by Yusuf Idris, APC publicity secretary in Gusau, reads.

“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.


“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.”

Responding to the allegation, the PDP said Dauda Lawal-Dare, its governorship candidate, only had a meeting to receive defectors from the 14 LGAs of the state on Saturday.

According to Murkhtar Lugga, the PDP deputy chairman in Zamfara, after the event, the party received 50 defectors from each of the 14 local government areas.

He, however, alleged that some PDP youths were attacked during the event, adding that two of its supporters were shot in front of the campaign office of the governorship candidate in Gusau.


Lugga said the party would investigate the allegation of the clash involving its supporters and take appropriate action.


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