A political clash between people believed to be operatives of Anti-thuggery Marshals and supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara had resulted to killing of one person.
Fourteen others who sustained gunshots had been badly wounded and hospitalized at the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau.
According to an eyewitness the Anti-Thuggery marshals who are creations of an executive order No(2) of the state government moved to stopped a political gathering organized by the PDP gubernatorial candidate Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare when his armed thugs allegedly opened fire on them randomly.
He said the attacked resulted in the killing of one of the marshals, while fourteen others sustained various degrees of injury.
According to the Chairman of the Committee on Anti-Thuggery Bello Bakyasuwa Maradun “the Marshals were on their lawful duty and because the gubernatorial candidates of the PDP has hired armed thugs they went with peaceful mind to ask them to drop their arms in order not to threaten civilians going around their business”.
“The Governor had announced the release of an executive order which was made after an emergency security meeting banning political rallies, and it was surprising that, the PDP gubernatorial candidate went ahead in breach of that executive order and mobilized a political rally that caused the lives of one of our marshals”.
“You are a witness to what happened yesterday when he blocked innocent travelers from moving on Gusau-Funtua highway and his action was widely condemned by every well-meaning citizen of Zamfara”.
Bakyasuwa said, “we have notified the Police Commissioner and all the relevant security agencies on the sad development and as a government, we are not going to allow someone to step over government decision, and we shall await the action of the security forces”.
It could be recalled that former Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar stepped down his scheduled political rally after he was notified of the security council resolution banning political gathering in the state.
Similarly, Sen. Kabiru Garba Marafa had also suspended his political programs scheduled for Saturday in strict compliance with the resolution of the security council.