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APC Reps Member, Jibrin, Arrested Over Attack On Kwankwaso

The Police Command in Kano State says it has arrested a member representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal constituency, Abdulmumini Jibrin-Kofa over Thursday’s clash between supporters of PDP and APC.

The Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna confirmed the arrest of the lawmaker in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Friday.

He said Jibrin-Kofa was arrested alongside some political leaders from the area in connection with the clash between supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Kofa village in Bebeji local government area.

He said Jibrin-Kofa was arrested alongside the political leader for questioning over the incident.

No fewer than two persons lost their lives following the clash while 20 vehicles were burnt and 18 others vandalised.

PoliticsNGR gathered that the state police Commissioner, Mr Wakili Muhammad and the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone One; Mr Dan Bature arrested Jibrin-Kofa at Kofa village on Friday.

The two top Police officers were in the village to assess the security situation in the area and the extent of destruction of facilities at the village.
Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the house of representatives, has been arrested by the Kano state police command over the attack on the convoy of Rabiu Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central.

Jibrin, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was among the suspects arrested over the attack which occurred on Thursday.

The motorcade of Kwankwaso who is of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was reportedly denied passage through Kofa village by suspected thugs said to be working for the APC.

The incident resulted in a clash between the PDP and APC supporters.

Speaking during the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) briefing in Abuja on Friday, Abubakar Adamu, inspector-general of police, said the lawmaker was arrested after he was fingered in the violent attack.

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