Stray bullet kills bystander as hoodlums attack Tambuwal in Sokoto

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A bystander was feared killed by a police stray bullet on Saturday as hoodlums allegedly attacked Governor Aminu Tambuwal’s motorcade in Sokoto.

The victim, identified as Imran Ahmad-Alkanci, was on his way home after visiting relations when he was shot.

The 22-year-old was trying to board a commercial motorcycle when the bullet hit him.

The spokesperson of Sokoto Police Command, DSP Cordelia Nwawe, told newsmen that one other person who was injured during the incident had been hospitalised.

It was reported that the PDP had organised a reception rally to welcome Tambuwal after his attempt to secure the 2019 presidential ticket of the party.

It was also reported that the governor, who was received by a crowd of supporters at the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto, went to the Government House in a motorcade.

The event was allegedly hijacked by political thugs armed with dangerous weapons who destroyed billboards, building structures and vehicles bearing inscriptions of the All Progressives Congress.

A car bearing the APC logo and travelling to Sokoto from Bodinga was also set ablaze by the mob along the Sokoto State University.

The motorcade was then forced to stop along Gawon Nama, near the residence of Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, when another set of mobs carrying arms confronted it.

It took the efforts of security operatives to save the situation from further degenerating.