Three people died and several other homes were destroyed after thugs disrupted an All Progressives Congress (APC) meeting on Thursday in the Ile-Tuntun ,South East local government of Ibadan.
Many APC supporters apparently came under assault. Wariths Alawuje, the party’s assembly candidate for seat 2, was there at the meeting place when it was attacked, but he managed to flee.
Wariths called to confirm the incident and promised to keep the public informed of any further information.
He said: “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, Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo, could not be reached for comments as he neither answered calls nor responded to messages.