Gunmen suspected of being political thugs on Thursday stormed a meeting of the Progressive Congress (APC) in the Ile-Tuntun area of the Southeast Ibadan Local Government in Oyo State.
The thugs killed no less than three people and destroyed vehicles and other property.
According to reports, many APC supporters have been hacked.
Wariths Alawuje, the party congress candidate in Constituency 2, was present during the attack but escaped.
Wariths confirmed the incident by phone to the Daily Trust and promised to keep everyone updated on further developments.
“We were in a meeting with party executives when we heard members of (party name withheld) walking towards our office. Our people waited, for them to go. Not long after, we saw a top member of the party whispering to another and the next thing, we started hearing gunshots and before we could say jack, many of our people had been injured, cars had been damaged while nearby houses were not spared. Some persons were also killed.”
Adewale Osifeso, the Oyo Police Public Relations Officer, could not be reached for comment at the time of filing this report because he did not answer calls or respond to messages.
Based on the trend in the February 25 Presidential Poll, there have been concerns about violence in Saturday’s elections.
The incumbent governor of Oyo State is running for reelection.
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