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Elections: Group laments attacks, killings by suspected political thugs in Sokoto


Elections: Group laments attacks, killings by suspected political thugs in Sokoto

Following the crisis arising from the conduct of the 2023 elections, a group, Concerned Citizen Sokoto State has alleged that some political bigwigs in the state are causing mayhem on unsuspecting members of the public.

The group’s National Coordinator, Abubakar Abdullah Sokoto, who addressed journalists in Sokoto on Wednesday, alleged that prior to the February 25 and March 18 elections, some politicians reportedly incited violence against opposition party members in the state.

He said although the group petitioned security agencies over the threat, some persons believed to be working with the state ruling party attacked supporters of the opposition party in the state.

According to the group, members of the All Progressives Congress, APC were physically attacked during the gubernatorial poll leading to the killing of several persons.

He said, “Sokoto state has actually turned into a theatre of war at many locations across the state. One wonders without the presence of adequate presence of heavy security in some dark spots whether elections could have been held there.

“Deployment of adequate security is one of the requests we forwarded to the Inspector General

“We use this opportunity to applaud the Inspector General of Police and Chief of Army Staff for deployment of adequate security personnel not only in Sokoto State but across the country which resulted in having hitch free elections in majorlocations in the country.

“There are recorded cases of physical attacks on many APC members in many local government areas which resulted in inflicting many innocent people to various degrees of injuries and in some cases gruesome murder”.

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