A leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Mc Oluomo, was on Tuesday stabbed in the neck at the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.
MC Oluomo was said to be beside Sego, another prominent member of the union when he was stabbed and has been rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Naija News learned that the incident occurred after suspected political thugs invaded the governorship campaign rally of the ruling party in the state.
The development left several people injured, including two journalists who sustained bullet wounds, a report by the News Agency of Nigeria said.
NAN reports that the hoodlums, said to be members of the National Union Road Transport Workers (NURTW), invaded the Skypower Ground Ikeja venue of the campaign with guns, daggers and other dangerous weapons.
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The violence broke out mid-way into the programme, cutting short the event as the hoodlums were said to have shot sporadically in different directions, engaging each other in a fight.
It was gathered that members of the party scampered for safety to avoid being hit by bullets fired indiscriminately by the hoodlums, while security operatives tried to control the situation.
Meanwhile, the governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode; Idiat Adebule, his deputy; Babajide Sanwoolu, the APC governorship candidate in the state, and other prominent members of the party were escorted out of the venue.