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Police Disperse APC Supporters In Jigawa

Police authorities in Jigawa State dispersed some APC supporters following a disagreement on October 4, 2022.


Ahead of the 2023 general elections, police authorities in Jigawa State have dispersed supporters of the All Progressive Congress Supporters (APC).

The supporters, under the ages of Danmodi Youth Concern,  had converged at the Investment Centre in Dutse for a rally to rally support for the APC governorship candidate in the state.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Lawal Shiisu, confirmed this to journalists on Tuesday, saying the supporters had a disagreement and began to fight each other, leading to the intervention of the police.

According to him, the Danmodi Youth Concern intended to show support to the governorship candidate, Umar Namadi popularly known as Danmodi, by marching to the orphanage in Dutse and donating relief materials to the orphans.

“However, a fight erupted between them and the police had to mobilize to put a stop to the unruly behavior,” he said.

One of the members of the Danmodi Youth Concern said the fight erupted while they were distributing some campaign materials at the meeting point of the rally.

“They began distributing materials but didn’t give many people. That is why some people especially those that come from a far destination become angry. They decided to mount on the vehicle that is carrying the materials and the driver furiously drove to the road leading to some of them getting injured. That is how the fight began,” the APC member said.

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Another participant at the rally who identified himself as Isah Ibrahim said: “After the fight erupted, the police came to the scene and started chasing people with sticks and arresting everyone they could get that is how they dispersed everyone.”

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Danmodi Youth Concern, Mr. Ahmed Abdulmumin, said the purpose of the planned event was to show support for the APC governorship candidate who is at the same time the state’s deputy governor.

“Our collective resolution to converge as Danmodi Youth Concern Organization and support Danmodi was born out of his numerous commitments as a former commissioner and a present deputy governor of Jigawa state towards uplifting the course and aspirations of youth in the state,” he said.

Ignatius Igwe

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