There is pandemonium and chaos in Oshodi, Lagos state, as suspected thugs allegedly working for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are currently on rampage.
Reports from the scenes of the incidents indicates that the alleged PDP thugs came to the streets early this morning, with dangerous weapons destroying all billboards and posters belonging to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
"Anybody wearing t-shirts or caps belonging to APC are being attacked and many have been injured," eyewitnesses told this medium.
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According to reports, tension has been building in Oshodi in anticipation of , which is the day earmarked for road shows and house-to-house campaigns by political parties.
It was learnt that in order to avoid violence, the APC held its own street rally on Wednesday, 25th March, 2015.
violence was allegedly carried out by Fire Two boys whose members work for PDP.
Ironically, the base of the Fire Two boys is directly adjacent to Akinpelu police station and the police did not do anything on the matter. Not a single arrest was made.
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The whole of Igbehin Adun, Akinpelu, Balogun and other adjoining streets were turned into theatre of war this morning.
Latest report indicated that soldiers have taken over the streets of Oshodi to stop the violence.
According to new reports by Dailypost, the violence has reportedly spread through Oshodi, Maryland and Costain although some residents have denied this report.
A Chieftain of the All Peoples Congress and one of the the leaders of National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Musiliu Akinsanya a.k.a. MC Oluomo has however blamed the Peoples Democratic Party for the crisis.
Read his full statement below:
My fellow Lagosians, I find it very imperative and urgent to quickly send this message to update u about the cruel,gansterism,uncivil and very absurd conduct of the PDP Thugs in Osodi this morning.
We woke up to find this desperate hoodlums shooting,looting and vandalising people's property,led by Essy oluwo and co. I just sincerely want to bring this to the conciousness of the populace that this hoodlum would do anything to bring both my name and that of our great party APC into mud.
I want to state that nobody has monopoly of violence, but my love for my people and that of Oshodi is upermost in my mind. I have instructed my followers and good pple of Oshodi to be calm,since the Nigerian police have come in to calm the situation.
I request that Nigerian press should do an independent investigation in Oshodi to find out and confirm the situation as I will not allow my name to be dragged in this as they earlier did.
This is not the Lagos of our dream, no matter what,CHANGE is sure.
Ahead of the forthcoming polls many cases of political violence have been recorded by police.
Recently violence broke out in Saminaka town, Lere local government area in Kaduna, after the destruction of politicians’ campaign billboards.
Supporters of the PDP reportedly vandalized cars with guns and stole in Lagos yesterday, March 25.