Two girls lost their lives at Ahmadiyya Line in Sabongari area of Kano metropolis as hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protests in the city.
The girls, who were just passersby, were attacked by the hoodlums, with machetes and daggers, inflicting deep cuts on them.
The hoodlums also invaded St Thomas’ Catholic Church, on Airport Road, ransacked and broke the glass windows, and set ablaze a Toyota Camry and a motorbike parked within the church premises, just as another Toyota SUV was set ablaze at the nearby St Louis’ premises.
The hoodlums, according to an eyewitness account, also ransacked and looted mini shops, within the church premises, as well as setting ablaze a water tanker.
The vicinity was gripped with palpable fear as people ran in opposite directions in search of safety.
Many people in the vicinity suffered varying degrees of injuries, as the hoodlums attacked anyone who dared cross their path, just as they invaded an outlet of Chicken Republic, a fast-food restaurant, even eating all the food in the restaurant.
There was a breakdown of law and order, as pockets of crisis spread across the metropolis, particularly at the Sabon Gari area, predominantly occupied by the non-indigenous community.
According to an eyewitness, the hoodlums were said to have broken into the midst of #EndSARS protesters, precisely at the junction between Sarkin Yaki and Igbo road, resulting in a violent clash, during which nearby shops and business premises were burgled and ransacked.
It was also learnt that tricycles within the vicinity at the time of violent clash were set ablaze, and even motor bikes. Even private clinics were also not spared, as some of them were also set ablaze by the hoodlums.