Tambuwal’s Convoy Attacked, One Person Feared Dead, Another Injured.
The Police Command in Sokoto State has announced the death of one person, another person injured, as a result of stray bullets fired when hoodlums allegedly attacked Gov. Aminu Tambuwal’s motorcade in Sokoto on Saturday
The command’s spokesperson, DSP Cordelia Nwawe, told newsmen that the injured person had been hospitalised.
The governor was received by a crowd of supporters at the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto and went in a motorcade to the Government House.
The event was, however, interrupted when political thugs armed with dangerous weapons destroyed billboards, building structures and vehicles bearing inscriptions of the opposition party.
A car bearing the APC logo and painting 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 Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, when another set of mobs carrying arms confronted it.
It took the efforts of security operatives to get it moving again.
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.