Five victims feared killed in Lagos as hoodlums clash over election banner

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No fewer than five victims have been feared killed in the Lagos Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos State during a clash involving factional members of the All Progressives Congress in Oko-Baba.

The incident which was confirmed by the PUNCH in a report revealed that residents of the area scampered for safety as the hoodlums fought with different weapons, including guns, sticks and machetes.

According to an eyewitness identified as Saleh a Black Maria was also stationed at the roundabout, where a burnt car was still smoldering after the clash which started around 11am on Wednesday.

He said; “The hoodlums complained that the chairman had not done anything in their area since she was elected. The supporters felt angry and left without erecting the banner. But minutes later, some vigilante members loyal to the chairman came with guns.

“A shouting match ensued between the two factions and the vigilantes released bullets. Five persons were killed and another five are receiving treatment in a hospital. The fight is because of this week’s APC primary election in the council,” Saleh added.

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