Five killed in Niger as APC, PDP supporters clash 24 hours to LG election


At least five persons have been killed in a clash that erupted between supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bida Local Government Area of Niger State.

The incident, which occurred at about 7pm on Friday, is coming barely 24 hours to the LG election in the state.

It was gathered that problem ensued after a vehicle reportedly belonging to the APC rammed into a crowd of PDP supporters.

The situation sparked into a free for all, leading to attacks on members of both parties.

Aggrieved members of the PDP burnt brooms and threw them at APC supporters.


The remains of the deceased have been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre, Bida.

Confirming the incident, police spokesman in the state, Bala Elkana, said it was a case of an accident that degenerated into crisis.

Elkana said the crisis happened after both parties held their campaigns in the city.



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