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Breaking: 3 Feared Dead, Others Injured As APC, PDP Members Clash In Ibadan[pic]



Three persons were reportedly killed, while others sustained various degrees of injuries, when violence broke out on Thursday evening at Ile-Tuntun area of Ibadan South East Local Government area of Oyo State among members of the state chapters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The entire area was subsequently deserted as gun shots were repeatedly heard in the entire area.

A source at the scene of the clash told our reporter that the crisis was in connection with the governorship election scheduled for Saturday.

According to a source, the dead bodies have been evacuated to the mortuary, while the injured are currently receiving medical attention in a hospital.

It was gathered that members of the APC were holding meeting at their secretariat in Iyana Court, Ile-tuntun, Ibadan when some members of the PDP were said to be passing through the area in their branded vehicles.

A source further said “a leading member of the PDP, and a member of the House of Representatives then picked a gun, and fired gun shots at the APC members. That was what led to the crisis.”

Some members of the APC were said to have been injured in the process and a candidate for a seat in the state house of assembly, Mr. Warris Alawuje, was said to have escaped death by the whiskers.

Alawuje told newsmen after the incident that he was grateful that he did not lose his life during the fracas.

”We were in a meeting with the executive members of the party, when we heard that some members of the PDP were moving around 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 heard were gunshots and before we knew what was happening many of our people had been injured, and many cars were damaged,” he said.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO), DSP Adewale Osifeso said ”the case is under investigation as we speak, further update on the matter will be communicated soon.”

– Kunle Bakare.

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