Sunday, January 12, 2014

BLOODY CLASH: APC And PDP Attack Each Other In Sokoto


photoThugs loyal to the governor of Sokoto state, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko went wild today and set ablaze some structures belonging to members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
In retaliation, the PDP thugs in support of the Deputy Governor, Barrister Mukhtari Shehu Shagari also attacked the APC members in retaliation and injured many in a free for all fight with dangerous weapons such as knives and cutlasses freely used by assailants on both side.
An eyewitness confirmed that  All Progressives Congress (APC) thugs on motorcycles stormed a PDP youth joint in Runjin Sambo area and engaged them in a physical combat before setting the place ablaze.
Eyewitness said they heard them chanting SAI ALU WALLAHI as they disembarked from their motorcycles and start beating people up around the PDP stand. At first the youth they met there resisted, but after some serious fighting the PDP thugs overpowered them and sent them away. They set the stand ablaze before leaving.
It was learnt that the PDP thugs regrouped later and also attack some structures of APC mostly large billboards of Governor Wamakko recently mounted in a strategic location in the state capital after he announced his defection to All Peoples Congress.
This signal the returns of political violence in the state like the one witnessed in the year 2007. The fight may not be unconnected with the recent reception accorded the deputy governor on Friday after he returned from Abuja.
The Deputy Governor said he remains loyal to PDP and will never decamp to any other political party despite the fact that his boss has already decamped to the opposition APC. The PDP at the national level has since appointed Mr. Shagari as the party leader in the state.

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