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By Evelyn Usman

Lagos—Two persons were killed in a fight that broke yesterday between supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP and All Progressive Congress APC, in Ogudu area of Ojota, following the outcome of the result of Saturday’s governorship elections.

PDP-APC-logoOver 15 vehicles windscreens parked around  the scene  were reportedly shattered by the rampaging hoodlums.

Information  at Vanguard’s disposal had it that supporters of the winning party were taunting those of PDP at Araromi street immediately the result as announced.

An argument which degenerated into a fight  over allegation that the winning party  rigged the election in the state reportedly ensued between the supporters in the evening.

But the Police said only one life was lost in the mayhem.

Dangerous weapons were said to have been freely used by the warring supporters as the fight reportedly spread to Alhaji Abass street where several vehicle windscreens were shattered and innocent persons attacked.

It reportedly took the intervention of military personnel attached to OP MESSA to bring the situation under control.

Policemen from Area ‘H’ were also sighted patrolling the area with a view to forestalling any likely reprisal attack.

Contacted, spokes person for the Lagos State Police Command, Kenneth Nwosu, explained that “some hoodlums around Alhaji Abbas Street, Ogudu this evening engaged in a free for all fight and damaged vehicles and other properties of innocent persons. Operatives are already on their trail and will soon round them up and bring them to justice. One person was killed in the fracas. Normalcy has been restored .

‘’The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, CP Cornelus Aderanti, has ordered a massive crackdown on these hoodlums. Law abiding citizens are enjoined to go about their normal but lawful businesses.’’

In another development, a near crisis was averted in the densely populated Ajegunle  area  of the state yesterday after attempt by hoodlums  to go on rampage over  the lose of their APC candidate for the House of Assembly election, Ladi Balogun, were foiled by soldiers.

Five persons, it was learned, were arrested by the soldiers who thereafter , handed  them over to policemen at Ajeromi division.

 

 

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