The death of one person has been confirmed by the Sokoto State Police command during the convoy of the Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, the incident was as a result of stray bullets fired by suspected hoodlums.
According to the command’s spokesperson, Cordelia Nwawe, said one other person who was injured during the incident had been hospitalised.
The governor was received by a crowd of supporters at the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto and went in a motorcade to the government house.
The event was, however, not-hitch free as political thugs armed with dangerous weapons destroyed billboards, building structures and vehicles bearing inscriptions of the opposition party.
A car bearing the APC logo travelling to Sokoto from Bodinga was also set ablaze by mobs along the Sokoto State University.
The motorcade was then forced to stop along Gawon Nama, near the resident of senator Aliyu Wamakko, when another set of mobs carrying arms confronted it.
A relative of the deceased who pleaded anonymity told NAN that the deceased, Imran Ahmad-Alkanci, was on his way home after visiting family relations when the incident happened.