There was pandemonium on Thursday as four persons were feared dead in a clash involving factional members of the All Progressives Congress in Oko-Baba, in the Lagos Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos State.
The clash started around 11am as the hoodlums fought with different weapons, including guns, sticks and machetes.
Heavy presence of policemen descended on the Oke-Baba community to maintain peace.
Witnesses say supporters of the council Chairman, Omolola Essien, attempted to erect her re-election banner at the Oko-Baba Roundabout but the hoodlums had complained she had done nothing in their area.
The source later confirmed that the Chairman’s supporters went away and came back with gun-wielding men loyal to Essien.
“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.” APC primary election will hold this weekend.
The council boss, Essien, blamed her opponents for the imbroglio.
She said, “My driver went to the roundabout with his brother to put up my banner that had fallen. My opponent’s banner was also there, but I think his people intentionally fell my banner. We didn’t know his boys were somewhere there. As my driver’s brother was trying to raise my banner, he heard gunshots. The boys came and opened gunfire.