Youths Clash In Nasarawa, Injure Five
A fight between youths alleged to be followers of some councillorship aspirants in Wayo Ward in the Wamba Local Government Area of Nasarawa State has inflicted serious injuries on no less than five persons.
Naija News gathered that the incident took place on Monday at the All Progressives Congress secretariat in Lafia after supporters of a councillorship aspirant from Wamba electoral ward, protested against the alleged imposition of candidates during the primaries held on April 14, 2018.
The supporters were alleged to have claimed that no primary was conducted in the Wayo area of Wamba electoral ward, Loko Guto in Nasarawa Local Government Area, Ciroma area of Lafia electoral ward and the Ubbe area of Nasarawa Eggon ward.
Report has it that the fight broke out when one of the supporters of an aspirant from Wayo Ward, hit an APC youth on his face, leading to a free-for-all and resulting in injury to people, who were then rushed to Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia, for treatment.
At the party secretariat, armed riot policemen and the Department of State Services operatives were in attendance to maintain law and order at the scene.
Confirming the incident, Hudu Yamba-Agidi, the APC Publicity Secretary, said he was informed about the fight.
DSP Idirisu Kennedy, the Nasarawa State police spokesman, however, said he could not confirm the incident as he had yet to be briefed.