No fewer than six members of Kwankwasiyya and Gandujiyya groups were on Sunday injured in Kano following a clash between the two political groups.
Kwankwasiyya are supporters of the former governor, Musa Kwankwaso, while Gandujiyya are supporters of the incumbent governor, Umar Ganduje.
Both men, though members of Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, are bitter rivals; each seeking control of the party in the state. Efforts by the APC leadership including President Muhammadu Buhari to resolve the crisis between erstwhile political allies have failed.
An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Sunday that the incident occurred around 11 a.m. at Chiranchi quarters in Gwale Local Government Area of the state.
According to the witness, some members of the two groups were at the area to attend two separate wedding fatiha when the incident happened.