An attack by thugs on Governor Aminu Tambuwal’s convoy on Saturday, reportedly left one person dead and many others injured.
The deceased identified as Imran Ahmad-Alkanci, was said to be on his way home after visiting family relations when the incident happened. The incident occurred during a reception rally organized by the PDP in Sokoto State, to welcome Tambuwal after his failed attempt to secure the 2019 presidential ticket of the party.
The governor who was received by a crowd of supporters at the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto, was attacked by thugs while on his way to the government house. The 22-year-old man who was trying to get a commercial motorcycle, was hit by a stray bullet following the pandemonium caused by the attack.
It was gathered that political thugs armed with dangerous weapons destroyed billboards, building structures and vehicles bearing inscriptions of the opposition party during the attack on Governor Tambuwal’s convoy. A car bearing the APC logo 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.