Unidentified hoodlums in Kano attempted to set ablaze the state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) located along Court road in the metropolis in the early hours of yesterday.
Eyewitness account said the hoodlums were about to enter the secretariat when some good Samaritans saw them and chased them away from the place.
The quick intervention of the people around the area , it was gathered, saved the secretariat from being consumed by the fire that had already been set to a a car was parked near the secretariat.
THISDAY sources said the miscreants stormed the area in the early morning and set on fire a car parked near the secretariat.
The state police commissioner, Alhaji Musa Daura, who spoke with reporters, however denied any attempt to burn the party secretariat. Daura also declined comment on the vehicle which was said to have been burnt near the secretariat building.
“There was no attempt to burn down the secretariat because as I am talking to you now, there are policemen at the place,” he said.
Meanwhile, state Publicity Secretary of the PDP Caretaker Committee, Alhaji Jafar Bello, said investigation was being carried out to ascertain the circumstances behind the incident.
Jafar said “Investigation is being carried out to find out whether it was an arson or accident and we will brief journalists on the outcome.”