4 shot dead at APC primaries

By Post Nigeria December 4, 2014 09:17

4 shot dead at APC primaries

Reports making the rounds claim that four people were killed in Lagos State, following the primaries of the All Progressives Congress which held in Ebute-Metta, Lagos Mainland Constituency 1.

Violence erupted on Tuesday night, when newcomer Oladele Adekanya known as Lado defeated the incumbent Honorable Bashiru Oloto for the seat of the party’s standard-bearer in the 2015 state House of Assembly poll.

As the results were announced, hell was let loose.

Nigerian Tribune reported that  over 100 deadly hoodlums from Apapa Road, with double-barreled guns and other deadly machetes, sticks and bottles, busted unto the scene and shot sporadically in the air to create chaos.

Four vehicles were reportedly damaged beyond recognition on Kano Street, three on Ibadan Street, seven on Odufa Street and six others on Ondo Street.

A resident, who pleaded anonymity, said one person was shot on Simpson’s Street, two others died on Lagos Street while one was killed on Ibadan Street.

Several others that were injured as a result of the cuts from matches were evacuated.

“The boys are from Apapa Road. They cannot be less than hundred because they were many and had double-barreled guns, cutlasses and others. They shot sporadically into the air and attacked people” the witness said.

“Apart from the four persons that were shot dead, many more were seriously wounded and were rushed to the hospitals.”

A trader on Kano Street, Tolulope Salaam, said the gang took away all her wares which she estimated at 60,000 Naira, at the Kano Junction, handsets and other products on display were taken away by the hoodlums.

A resident, Abdulhamet Kareem explained that some of the hoodlums broke into his sister’s supermarket, and went away with all the money.

The same scenario almost repeated itself during the APC primaries in Ogudu Area, but was averted by the police.

In reaction to the violence, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said nobody died in the Ebute Meta incident.

“There was a congress in the place this afternoon. When they finished and announced the result, some persons attempted to cause commotion.”