A political riot that occur around 8PM on Thursday, January 14 in Niger state, led to the death of five people, barely 24 hours to the local government elections in Niger State.
Police spokesman, Bala Elikanah, confirmed the incident, saying it was a case of an accident that turned sour.
Elikana said the crisis happened after both parties held their campaigns in the ancient city.
It was learnt that two of the deceased were from an accident involving an APC vehicle which ran into a crowd of PDP supporters.
This Day reports that the situation degenerated to a free for all, leading to the attacks on members of both parties.
The aggrieved members of the PDP burnt brooms and threw them at APC supporters, leading to attack and deaths on the other side.
The remains of the deceased were deposited at the federal medical centre in Bida.
Meanwhile, the PDP has called for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari, Kemi Adeosun, the minister of finance, and minister of budget and national planning, Udo Udoma, alongside the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.
The call comes following the recent saga within the Nigerian Senate, in which the 2016 national Budget was declared missing.