Gunshots, Pandemonium As APC Flags Off Campaign In Lagos, One Dead, MC Oluomo Stabbed

There were gunshots and pandemonium on Tuesday as the All Progressives Congress, APC, flagged of campaign in Lagos for its governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other party flag-bearers in the state.

Popular area father, MC Oluomo was said to have been stabbed in the skirmish that occurred at the campaign ground.

Also, a member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Afeez Ismail was said to have been shot dead at the rally.

He was said to have been rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) where he was declared dead.

The campaign was held at the Sky Power Ground, Oba Akinjobi Road, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

Everything was going on well when a gunshot was heard at the podium where Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde Anifowoshe, popularly known as ‘K1 De Ultimate’ was performing and thrilling the audience.

Sources said there was a skirmish between supporters of MC Oluomo and other transport unions, as series of gunshots rent the air, causing pandemonium at the Sky Power Ground.

PM News gathered that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was addressing the crowd when the first gunshot was heard, sending panic among the crowd.

Ambode was said to have told the crowd that the police were in control of the situation, but things got worse as series of gunshots were heard.

The campaign was cut shot, as Sanwo-Olu could not address the crowd as he had wanted to. He only rushed the vote of thanks and dispersed the meeting.

Police officers were said to have engaged the hoodlums in gun battle as people ran helter and skelter to for their lives.

In the milieu that occurred, several people were stabbed and injured.

Pressmen covering the event were seen fleeing the scene to avoid being caught in the bloody clash.

However, three journalists covering the event were hit by stray bullets. Among those that were affected by the unwelcome activities of gun wielding elements were the Group Political Editor of The Nation Newspaper, Emmanuel Oladesu; New Telegraph correspondent, Temitope Ogunbanke and Ibile Television cameraman, Abiodun Yusuf.

Officers of the Lagos State Ambulance Services, LASAMBUS, were said to have conveyed about eight stabbed people to the hospital.

MC Oluomo was said to have been stabbed and rushed to the hospital.

By Kazeem Ugbodaga, PM News

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