A 22-year old boy was feared dead as supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) clashed at Gawon Nama area in Sokoto state on Saturday.
The deceased who was identified as Imrana Ahmad Alkanchi was said to have been hit by a stray bullet at the scene of the clash.
It was alleged that some political thugs loyal to the APC attempted to block Governor Tambuwal’ s convoy passing through Gawon Nama area where the house of APC leader and former governor of the state AlIyu Magatakarda Wamakko is located.
Tambuwal who was returning to Sokoto for the first time since he lost out at the PDP national convention was received by a mammoth supporters who thronged Sultan Abubakar III International Airport as early as 10am.
A long motorcade of the Governor’s convoy and supporters took over the major roads of the metropolis driving to the government house where the governor was expected to address the supporters.
A cousin of the deceased and Information officer of the state University, Zayyanu Shehu confirmed the death, adding that the boy was waiting for Okada as he was sent to buy something at Gawon Nama market when the bullet hit him.
When contacted, the spokesperson of the Sokoto state police Command, DSP Cordelia Nwewe said the matter is under investigation.