There was sporadic gunfire at the Federal High Court, Kano, yesterday.
The incident occurred as the police confronted angry supporters of former governor Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, former Minister of Foreign Affairs Aminu Wali, and former Director General of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Mansur Ahmad – all chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
The supporters in the thousands had tried to overpower the security operatives and force their way in. The police responded with sporadic gunfire. The officers extended the counter measure onto the premises, firing teargas canisters and sending lawyers, journalists and court staff scampering for safety. They also beat up people at sight, allegedly hitting them with rifles. Read more