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Kano: Rival Groups Clash, One Killed

There was tension at Kurnan Asabe, Fagge Local Government Area of Kano State as a clash between two rival groups caused the death of a person.

The development was confirmed on Wednesday by the state Police Commissioner, Mr Hussein Gumel,.

The police boss the incident was reported by a good Samaritan, who told the police that two rival groups in Kurnan Asabe were having a physical confrontation.

He said men of the command were immediately deployed to the scene of the clash to bring sanity back to the area.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      He said though the police officers immediately restored normalcy in the area, one person eventually died from the duel.

Gumel urged people in the state to continue with their legitimate businesses without fear, as security agencies were on top of the situation.

He, however, reiterated the command’s warning on banning unauthorised processions and political gatherings, among others.

Meanwhile, at least 11 traders conveying onion and other farm produce from the Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State to Niger State have been confirmed dead in an accident.

It was gathered that the incident, which occurred along Maiyama/Koko Road in the Koko-Besse LGA of Kebbi State, injured about 50 other passengers, who are currently receiving treatment in the hospital.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Nafiu Abubakar, confirmed the unfortunate development in a statement he made available to journalists.

The PPRO explained that “on reaching a point near Dada village, Koko/Besse LGA, the driver lost control of the vehicle as the truck head suddenly severed from the body.

“Consequently, the truck head alone swerved into the bush. As a result, 65 passengers, all males from Sokoto State, including the driver, sustained various degrees of serious injuries.

“On receipt of the accident report, a team of traffic policemen from Koko Division rushed to the scene and removed the victims to General Hospital in Koko, where a medical doctor confirmed 11 dead, while the remaining victims are currently responding to treatment,” he said.

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