The headquarters of a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) located along Maiduguri road at Hotoro area, Tarauni Local Government Area of Kano state, has been set ablaze on Thursday, by protesters suspected to be against the APC faction.
According to reports, residents of the area intervened to quickly put out the fire and confront the arsonists after protesters set the building ablaze.
The building housed the head office of the factional group of the APC led by former Kano governor, Ibrahim Shekarau, which is opposed by the second faction loyal to the current Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
The Kano APC crisis deteriorated after the state congress, on October 18, produced two factional leaders Abdullahi Abbas (faction loyal to Mr. Ganduje) and Haruna Danzago (faction loyal to Mr. Shekarau).
Later on, the National Appeal Committee set up by the APC later recognised Mr. Abbas as the chairman of the party in the state which made the faction led by Mr. Shekarau to ask the court to nullify the congresses at the ward, local government and state levels conducted by the rival faction and recognition of its own.
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday granted the requests, upheld the congresses conducted by the Shekarau faction and also made an order restraining the Ganduje faction from appointing a new executive.