Violence erupts at APC rally in Lagos leaving 2 People Dead and Several Others Injured
The All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship rally in Lagos state today 8th January 2019 turned violent after rival NURTW factions started fighting during the campaign rally.
At least two people killed and three journalists shot as rival NURTW groups, despite the presence of Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, unleash mayhem at APC rally, The Guardian reports.
Sources also claimed that MC Oluomo was allegedly stabbed, after the thugs disrupted the APC’s gubernatorial campaign flag-off which was holding at Skypower Ground Ikeja, Lagos. It was further gathered that the hoodlums suspected to be members of the National Union Road Transport Workers (NURTW) turned up at the venue with guns, daggers and other dangerous weapons, engaging one another in a bloody factional fight.
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode who was making a speech had to leave the stage immediately and was guarded out of the venue together with his deputy, Mrs. Idiat Adebule, the APC governorship candidate, Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu, and other prominent members of the party. The incident reportedly sent panic across the campaign ground, as party members ran in different directions to avoid being hit by bullets being fired indiscriminately by the hoodlums.
In the ensuing confusion, many people were dispossessed of their phones, money and other valuables by opportunistic pick-pockets and other criminals. The Guardian reports that a large number of party faithful were seen trekking to their various homes as there was heavy vehicular traffic in the area because of the violence.
Violence at APC's campaign rally in Lagos pic.twitter.com/ROdd6Wn0Dn
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