MC OLUOMO: Reprisal Attacks Imminent In Oshodi, Mushin
Following the attack on one of the most powerful members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, during the inauguration of the campaign of the APC on Tuesday in Lagos, deadly reprisals are expected.
Some of the hot spots where violence is expected include" Oshodi (MC Oluomo's base), Mushin and its environs.
MC Oluomo was rushed to the Eko Hospital after the attack.
The campaign rally held at the Sky Power Ground, Oba Akinjobi Road, Ikeja, Lagos. Hoodlums invaded the venue and engaged in a supremacy battle.
Continuous gunshots could be heard as the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, delivered his speech and called for support for the flag bearers of the party in the elections.
Amidst the noise, Ambode told the crowd that the police were in control of the situation.
However, the situation degenerated as the gunshots continued.
The APC governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu was unable to present his speech. He hurriedly gave the closing remarks.
The governor was later escorted out of the venue and was joined by the Deputy Governor, Idiat Adebule and Sanwo-Olu.
It was gathered that policemen later engaged the hoodlums in a gun battle, as people scampered to safety.
Among those who reportedly sustained gunshot injuries during the clash were: the Group Political Editor of The Nation, Emmanuel Oladesu; a correspondent with New Telegraph, Temitope Ogunbanke; and a cameraman with Ibile Television, Abiodun Yusuf.
Some people were dispossessed of their phones, money and other valuables by pickpockets and other criminals.
MC Oluomo is a strong ally of the national leader of APC Bola Tinubu.
At the time of compiling this report, there was relatively peace within and around areas where reprisal attacks are likely to be recorded.
Considering the position and popularity of MC Oluomo who was wounded, members of the public and residents of Oshodi are advised to remain vigilant.
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