Kano govt orders probe of bloody clash between rival



The Kano state government has ordered an investigation into the clash
between rival local hunters in Ganduje town in Dawakin Tofa local
government area.

The incident led to the death of one person while two others were
critically injured.

A statement issued yesterday in Kano by the Commissioner for
Information, Mohammed Garba, said: “The government of Kano state
strongly condemns the clash that occurred on Sunday between local
hunters in Ganduje town of Dawakin Tofa local government area of the
state that led to the death of one person and left two others
critically injured.

“Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has directed security agencies to
thoroughly investigate the matter with a view to bringing to book
perpetrators of the unfortunate incident,’’ the commissioner said.

He dismissed insinuations linking the clash to Ganduje’s visit to the
town to attend a wedding ceremony.

‘’While it is true that Governor Ganduje was in the town to attend a
wedding fatiha, the clash between the rival hunters erupted after the
governor left the town,’’ Mohammed said.

He gave an assurance that the state government would not fold its arms
and allow those he called disgruntled elements to disrupt the
prevailing peaceful atmosphere in the state.

The commissioner also reaffirmed the commitment of the state
government to protect lives and properties in the state.

The commissioner admonished residents of the state to develop the
spirit of tolerance, patience and obedience to constituted authority
at all times.

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