Four Youths Shot Dead, Others Wounded As Thugs Clash During APC Primaries

Like a war scene, continuous gun report tore through the air in the Ebute Meta area of Lagos State on Tuesday afternoon.


According to news by Punch, residents ran helter-skelter in the ensuing confusion, four youths were shot dead, while several others were wounded, as 20 vehicles were also vandalised on four streets, namely Kano, Ondo, Odunfa and Ibadan.

It is gathered that the crisis was the aftermath of a primary election conducted for two candidates of the All Progressives Congress Oladele Adekanye (Lado) and Bashiru Oloto.

The two men were aspiring to get the APC ticket to represent the Lagos Mainland Constituency one in the 2015 elections.

It is gathered thatthe primary was won by Lado, a former council chairman.

Immediately the results were announced, more than 100 hoodlums from Apapa Road, who wielded guns, among other weapons, trooped into the streets to create mayhem.

There were four damaged vehicles on Kano Street, three on Ibadan Street, seven on Odunfa Street and six on Ondo Street.

Those who were shot and cut with machetes were said to have been evacuated.

The APC spokesperson for Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe, told Punch Metro he was not aware of any mayhem.



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