The clash was said to have left scores injured while no fewer than 15 vehicles were destroyed.
In a statement by the state Commissioner of Information, Mohammed Garba, the government alleged that supporters of the ruling APC were attacked on Thursday while holding a special prayer session for the peaceful conduct of the general election.
“The Kwankwasiyya PDP thugs, under the watchful eyes of their leader Rabiu Kwankwaso, were on a campaign rally in the area, brandishing all sorts of deadly weapons, attacked the prayer session.
“The prayer session was organized by the member representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency, Abdulmumini Jibrin-Kofa for peaceful polls,” it said.
Ganduje condoled with the bereaved families and prayed for the quick recovery for those injured.
The governor also called on security agents to fish out the perpetrators and prosecute them.
But reacting to the allegations, spokesperson to the PDP governorship candidate in the state, Sanusi Dawakin-Tofa, accused the State Government of sponsoring the attack on the APC supporters.
“They are aware that PDP governorship candidate, Abba Kabir-Yusuf and Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, as well as other party supporters, were going to the two areas for their final rally.
“But they (APC supporters) decided to hold similar programme in order to cause trouble,” he claimed.
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