BREAKING: Hoodlums Attempt To Raze INEC Office

Some hoodlums attacked the local government office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Takai local government area of Kano state.

The hoodlums also attempted to set the commission’s office ablaze as fight broke out between political supporters at the headquarters of Takai town, Sunday morning.

“The fire was set up from behind the building but it was quenched before it made serious damage and security operatives disperse the crowd.

“However, some people sustained injuries from the fracas that initially broke out; but they have been taken to the hospital for treatment while four persons have been reportedly killed.” a local who witnessed the incident said.

Another source said the fracas broke out as a result of issues during the collation of results at the LGA.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Kano, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the incident. He said the fire was set up at the generator house behind the office building but it was put off immediately.

“It was from the generator house that they put out the fire. It was hurriedly brought under control and security operatives have been intensified in the area,” he said.

Kiyawa, however, said he was not aware of loss of lives