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.

Three Shot, Many Injured As Fighting Disrupts APC Rally In Lagos

 

Three persons were reportedly shot as the official campaign flag-off of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State was marred by violence on Tuesday, January 8. 

At the rally, several gunshots went off as some unscrupulous elements engaged in a bloody duel.

Though authorities are yet to confirm what the casualty figures are at the time, there are fears that that at least two persons might have been killed in the fracas.

Some journalist covering the event were also said to have have sustained various degrees of injuries.

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The crisis reported began while Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was addressing party supporters at the Skypower Ground, Ikeja G.R.A.

There are claims that Musiliu Akinsanya, an official of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), popularly known as MC Oluomo, was stabbed in the neck during the fracas.

It is speculated that a political feud within the ranks of the NURTW in lagos might be responsible for the chaos witnessed at the rally.

More details on the ugly incident are expected later.