Attack on Kwankwaso: Police Arrest Abdulmumuni, 70 Others


By Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano

Kano State Police Command on Friday arrested a member of House of Representatives, Abdulmumuni Jibrin Kofa and 70 other political supporters and leaders.

The arrest of lawmaker came 24 hours after the attack on the campaign  convoy of Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso that led to a bloody clash in Kofa Village of Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State that claimed not fewer than two lives.

Kwankwaso was on a campaign trail around Kofa town on Thursday when an attack on his convoy led to violent clash with supporters of the APC, Abdulmumuni Jibrin Kofa resulting to the loss of lives.

Both parties pointed accusing fingers at each other as to who started the violence for which the House of Representatives member Abdulmumuni Jibrin Kofa said resulted in the burning down of his 60 campaign vehicles.

The Spokesman of the police in Kano, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, told reporters that they arrested 70 persons across the two political parties including party leaders and also invited Kofa for interrogation.

Haruna noted that only two persons were killed in the clash while several others were injured. Twenty cars were burnt and 18 other political campaign vehicles shattered. He added that a community clinic has also been burnt down but no house was torched.

“We invited Honourable Kofa for interrogation for the police to have more details as to what exactly happened,” the Police spokesman said.