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Thugs Invade Pre-Election Meeting, Gun Down APC Members



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An All Progressives Congress (APC) meeting at the Ile-Tuntun area of Ibadan South East local government on Thursday was interrupted by thugs.

The thugs during the attack killed three people and destroyed vehicles and other properties.

Supporters of the APC were reportedly attacked.

The party’s assembly candidate in constituency 2, Wariths Alawuje, was at the meeting venue during the attack, but he escaped.

The incident which was confirmed by Wariths through a call with Daily Trust promised to update on further developments.

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.”

The incident is coming a few days before the governorship election in the state, with the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Seyi Makinde seeking re-election.

Makinde is contesting against the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Teslim Folarin and other party candidates.

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