Police Arrest Two, Declare NURTW Chieftain Wanted After Violent Lagos APC Rally

The Lagos State Police command has arrested two suspects in connection with the violence that broke out at the flag-off of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship rally in Lagos, on Tuesday.

The police have also declared wanted, one of the leaders of the National Union Of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos, Mustapha Adekunle, popularly known as Seigo.

According to the Police, the NURTW leader attended the rally with a group of people identified at the entrance as supporters of the party, only for them to violently attack other supporters of the party for no reason.

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A statement by the state police command revealed that another NURTW chieftain, MC Oluomo, was stabbed and rushed to the hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.

Some journalists were reportedly hit by a stray bullet at the rally.

The rally, which held in Ikeja is Babajide Sanwoolu’s first open-air campaign as he seeks votes ahead of the Lagos governorship election scheduled to hold in March.

See photos of the violence below…

Journalists Shot, MC Oluomo Stabbed At Lagos APC Rally

Journalists and an official of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) were injured on Tuesday at the opening of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship rally in Lagos.

The police confirmed that the NURTW chieftain, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo was stabbed during the rally and is currently receiving treatment at the hospital. Some journalists were also hit by stray bullets at the rally.

Violence broke out at the rally after suspected thugs had a face-off which led to the fracas and a shootout.

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The rampaging thugs were said to have freely used deadly weapons such as guns, knives, cutlasses, and charms to disrupt the rally.

Journalists hit by stray bullet at the violent rally include a reporter from The Nation newspaper, another reporter from New Telegraph and a cameraman from a Television station.

The rally, which was held in Ikeja, is Babajide Sanwoolu’s first open-air campaign as he seeks votes ahead of Lagos Governorship election scheduled to hold in March.