The governor of Kaduna State Nasir el-Rufai exchanged slaps with his deputy at a meeting and is reported to have landed in hospital.
A source at the meeting claimed that the governor asked his deputy Yusuf Barnabas Bala to sign a document about land development. Bala is a Christian from Southern Kaduna and the source claimed that the land development involved taking land away from mainly Christians in the area.
Bala allegedly refused to sign the document and an argument ensued. El-Rufai then slapped Bala, who returned the favour with interest and the governor landed on the floor, injuring himself.
He was reportedly taken to hospital. His condition remained uncertain at the time of writing this report.