It was a bloody Thursday in Ganye, Adamawa State after a clash between loyalists of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar left several people injured.

Former Vice President Atiku and Adamawa State Governor, Bindo Jibrilla had visited the town on Wednesday ahead of a turbaning ceremony on Thursday, where they also launched a political tour of three local governments of the Ganye Chiefdom.

Witnesses say those attacked were members of Kwankwasiyya movement in the town who were supporting Kwankwaso’s presidential bid, in opposition to Mr Atiku’s.

A resident of the town, Bamanga Mohammed alleged that an associate of the former vice president, simply called Arabo was the one who brought in the suspected thugs from neighbouring Gombe and Bauchi states. 

The thugs were said to have gone after anybody wearing a red cap, a symbol of support for Kwankwaso and those wearing black cap, signifying support for former Adamawa state governor, Murtala Nyako.

"As I am talking to you at least ten of our youths are in the hospital because of the serious nature of the wounds inflicted on them. Sadly, the whole scenario played out before the eyes of policemen who took no action. 

"We are saddened that someone who claimed to be from this town will import thugs from another state to launch attack on his own people for expressing their political choice," he said.