Former Kano state Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso has reportedly escaped death as his convoy was attacked by hoodlums at Kofa village, Bebeji Local Government Area, in Kano state earlier today.
The attack is reported to have claimed many lives.
Kano State Police Command on Thursday confirmed that the convoy of a former governor and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, was attacked in Kano.
The incident occurred at Kofa Village in Bebeji local government area of the state where All Progressives Congress members converged to offer prayers for peaceful conduct of the general election.
Many people were reportedly killed while several others were injured in the faceoff. The police is working to ensure peace is restored to the community.
The State Police Commissioner, Mr Mohammed Wakil, confirmed the clash, stating that the police had promptly dispatched their men to bring the situation under control.
Mr. Wakili, however, said police were yet to ascertain the casualty figures.
Eyewitness said the long motorcade of Kwankwaso was denied passage through Kofa village by people alleged to be members of the APC.
Sources revealed that at least 10 vehicles were burnt to ashes during the clash.