Some thugs in Kano have set the office of a renowned political singer, Dauda Kahutu Rarara on fire on Monday.
The incident happened barely an hour that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) candidate as winner of the governorship election in the state.
This is coming after an early morning declaration of a dawn to dusk curfew imposed by the state government.
Rarara is a stalwart music artiste of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who performed during many of the party’s rallies across the North.
An eye witness who begged for anonymity told this reporter that the arsonists invaded the house and started destroying valuables and looting before setting it ablaze.
The security agents arrived at the scene minutes after the residence was set ablaze, to disperse the hoodlums, but the firefighters were yet to be there then.
The spokesman of the Kano State Fire Service, Yusif Abdullahi confirmed the incident explaining why the fire fighting team could not get to the place at the point of distress call.
“When our attention was called to the incident, we were informed that it was not an outbreak but that it was set on fire by hoodlums.
“As a result of this, we could not go there without security cover from the police which took longer time before a synergy could be established” he said.
“We received the distress call from the Divisional Police Officer of the area that the place was on fire around 10:00am.
“We arrived at the place, which is a one storey apartment used by Rarara the political singer, as an office.
“On our arrival the top floor was on fire and we were able to put it out.
“The entire place was vandalised before it was set ablaze” he added.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa who confirmed the incident did not mention if arrests were made as investigation is on to fish out those involved.