Hell was let loose in Kaduna on Wednesday as thugs and supporters of a former governor of Jigawa State and Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential aspirant in the 2019 election, Sule Lamido, clashed.
No death was recorded but scores of people were said to have sustained varying degrees of injury.
One of Lamido’s supporters had his hand cut off by the armed thugs when they invaded the Rabah Road in the metropolis where the former governor was inspecting his campaign office.
Lamido had recently written a letter of intent to contest the 2019 presidential election under the platform of the PDP to the party’s National Executive Committee members.
One of those who witnessed the clash, Muhammed Sarki, told our correspondent that the Lamido supporters were caught unawares by the thugs, who he described as “political hoodlums.”
“Lamido’s supporters had gathered at his campaign office and they were being addressed by the politician but I think what angered the political hoodlums was when Lamido during his address criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for poor performance,” he said.