The fragile peace in Kano state was Wednesday morning overstretched, following sporadic gunshots that rocked the city centre.
The incident, which occurred under Ado Bayero Bridge, triggered pandemonium as commuters and passersby scampered for safety.
Although details are sketchy, security sources in the city told journalists that “it was a clash between officials of Kano Road Traffic Agency, popularly known as ‘KAROTA,’ tried to evict an illegal motor park located under the strategic flyover along Zaria Road.”
The source further revealed that, “the planned eviction met a stubborn resistance, and armed security were called in to contain the situation.”
As at the time of this report, burn fire rages enveloped the skyline of the affected area.
When contacted for comments, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Magaji Musa Majia, pleaded for time to ascertain the true pictures of the security breach.