No fewer than five members of Kwankwasiyya and Gandujiyya groups were on Monday injured in Kano.

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.

Monday’s clash occurred at Talatar-Jido in Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of the state.

Trouble started shortly after some members of Gandujiyya group rose from their meeting in Talatar-Jido village around 2pm.

It was gathered that the party’s chairmanship candidate for the local government was in the area to meet with his supporters.

An eyewitness, Abdulmajid Jido said members of the Gandujiyya on their way out of the meeting met some Kwankwasiyya members at Kwanar Jido and a fight erupted.

He said five people were injured and several shops were burnt during the face-off.

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The injured persons according to the witness were later rushed to Mariri Hospital for medical attention.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Musa Majia, said he was in Abuja for an official assignment and could not immediately provide details of the incident.

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Monday’s clash between Gandujiyya and Kwankwasiyya supporters is the third in recent times since the relationship between the two politicians became sour.

They first clashed at Kofar Kudu during the famous Hawan Daushe in September 2017, in which scores of people were injured, including the former Secretary to Kano State Government, Dr Rabi’u Sulaiman Bichi.

The two groups also had another fight about a month ago at a wedding venue at Chiranchi quarters in Kano where some people, including brothers of the present Commissioner of Special Duties, Abdullahi Abbas, were injured.

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