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Niger State: One Reportedly Dead As APC Primary Turns Bloody



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The All Progressives Congress Chairmanship primary for Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, on Sunday, recorded the death of one person after some suspected hoodlums attacked an electoral officer for announcing Mr Abdullahi Suleiman Chukuba as the winner of the primary.

According to NAN, the development was revealed by the Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Adamu Usman, during an interview.

Usman further stated that five other persons also sustained an injury during the attack.

He said that the Divisional Police Officer and other security agencies had taken the returning officer from the collation centre to Minna.

Usman stated that after announcing the results some loyalist of the defeated aspirant, Akilu Isiyaku, bounced on the returning officer and damaged his vehicle.

“One Isa Saidu lost his life and five others injured during the incident”, he said.

He stated that the command would do everything possible to apprehend the people involved.

“Thuggery, intimidation and demonstration of violent conduct will not be tolerated before, during and after the local government elections.”

“We will not tolerate any act capable of bringing confusion to the state before, during and after the elections,” he said.

The police chief warned that any person or groups found wanting would be arrested and prosecuted.

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