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PDP, APC Clash Turns Bloody In Niger State

Posted: Jan 15, 2016 at 10:14 am   /   by   /   comments (0)


No fewer than five people have been reportedly killed in Niger state, after a bloody clash between supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Police spokesman in Niger State, Bala Elikanah, who confirmed the incident, said it was a case of an accident that went awry.

The incident, which occurred at about 8pm on Thursday, January 14, Barely 24 hours to the Local Government Elections (LGA) in the State was reportedly triggered by an accident involving an APC vehicle which ran into a crowd of PDP supporters that left two people dead.

Elikana said the crisis happened after both parties held their campaigns in the ancient city.

This situation degenerated to a free for all, leading to the attacks on members of both parties.

The aggrieved members of the PDP burnt brooms and threw them at APC supporters, leading to attack and deaths on the other side.

The remains of the deceased were deposited at the federal medical centre in Bida.