More Violence In The NPFL As Kano Pillars And Kastina United Fans End Up In A Bloody Brawl [Warning Graphic Photos]
By Iwedi Ojinmah 1 month ago
Sadly there has been more violence at an NPFL game and sadly it again involves the Kano Pillars whose fans have been likened to the thugs that are part of the Three Lions supporters and are the scourge of Europe.
This time it happened after their 1:1 draw on Matchday 15 with Kastina United in Kastina where the Sai Masu Gida fans set upon the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium and attempted to wreak havoc.
In response fans of the home side, allegedly responded and in turn, attacked and wounded some Kano Pillars fans in the resulting melee.
Mercifully no lives were lost as the security personnel were initially totally overwhelmed by the magnitude of the fracas.
In a release on Wednesday night, Kasina United media officer, Wale Oye said that Kano Pillars fans were fully responsible for the violence.
The release reads:
"The irate fans of Kano Pillars destroyed and vandalized facilities at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium despite picking a vital away point in one of the NPFL matchday 15 fixtures in Katsina.
"The Angry Kano Pillars fans went wild as at 44th minute of play when Tasiu Lawal long-range effort cancelled out Adelani’s 26th-minute goal, they started pulling off the seats and threw it at the officials.
"Pillars fans did not stop at that, they broke all the glasses used to decorate the windows and set part of the Stadium on fire.
" Recall that Kano Pillars fans did the same the last time they visited Katsina but went scot-free without being penalized by the LMC or NPFL.
" In regards to the pictures posted online by Pillars fans, these were all fabricated pictures of an old motor accident and the hospital they claimed their fans were rushed to does not exist in Katsina.
" We are really surprised to read their false and fabricated story on social media."
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But not so say the Kano Pillars who have a different version and claim they pictures are authentic.. The Awareness obtained some from the team's official website
They further insist that that unprovoked Katsina United fans attacked Pillars fans, and even kidnapped and held their players hostage.
In any case, both teams were eventually escorted out of the stadium and Kano Pillars officials and players were escorted by the Security Personnel that had been reinforced to a town close to Daura safely.
We hope and pray that both the NPFL and LMC complete a quick investigation of this sad event and punish the offending party with the stiffest possible penalty.