In what will come across as a really heartbreaking development, two persons reportedly died in an attack on the campaign office of a House of Representatives candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, in Kano on Sunday, Daily Post reports.
Confirming the incident in a statement on Monday, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa, noted that a group of suspected thugs set the office ablaze with two unidentified persons in a stationary vehicle inside the building burnt to death.
The Kano State Police Command said it received reports of the incident around 4 pm during the collation of results at the INEC office in Tudun Wada Local Government Area.
According to Kiyawa, the hoodlums also mobilised and attempted to block the road leading to the INEC office.
“Security personnel were immediately mobilised to the scene,” the PPRO said. “One of the thugs was fatally injured and was rushed to Hospital where he died while receiving treatment. Noting that an investigation is in progress, he added that “four other suspected thugs were arrested.”
In a similar incident, police foiled an attempt to burn down the INEC office in Takai LGA as election results were being collated.
The incident reportedly occurred on Sunday around 2:30 pm.
Kiyawa also noted that the police and other security agencies, in a swift response, prevented the attack, and four suspected thugs were arrested.
“The collation of the results was concluded peacefully and an investigation is in progress,” he said.