Suspected political thugs on Thursday attacked some supporters of the New Nigeria Peoples Party’s presidential candidate Rabiu Kwakwanso, along the Na’ibawa-Zaria road in Kano state.
The victims are said to be heading to the airport to receive Kwakwanso, who is holding his last campaign for the 2023 presidential poll in his home state of Kano.
An eyewitness Tasiu Lawal told Daily Trust he escaped the onslaught narrowly.
“I narrowly escaped. Alhamdulillah. We were told that they (the thugs) were there waiting for us, so we waited at Na’ibawa and made sure we were many before proceeding.
“Unknowingly, they came from all angles and attacked us. They started attacking us, including women, with machetes,” Lawal allegedly said.
The attack comes a day after presidential contestants signed a peace accord witnessed by President Muhammadu Buhari, former heads of state and international elections observers.
The Nigerian military has vowed to deal with those planning to disrupt the polls.
Incidences of violence have also been reported in the southeast region, particularly Imo, and Enugu states. Similar politically-induced attacks took place recently in Lagos State against Labour Party’s supporters.
Nigerians would be heading to the poll on Saturday for presidential and national assembly polls.