Ekiti Guber: Many Injured As Hoodlums Attack Segun Oni’s Campaign Convoy

The convoy of the Segun Oni Campaign Organisation (SOCO) has been  attacked by gun-wielding and fierce-looking thugs believed to be from the opposition at Efon Alaaye in Efon Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Wednesday.

According to a press statement issued by the Campaign Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Jackson Adebayo, the campaign train which had successfully toured nine local governments since Monday and fully received by large turnout of members and supporters of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) was attacked with gunshots, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons at the center of the town around 3.30pm.

One of the victims

Shortly after the Efon Local Government members and supporters of the SDP had converged at the venue to wait for the arrival of the party’s governorship candidate, Asiwaju Segun Oni, the thugs started to shoot and attacked the SPD supporters with sticks and cutlasses.

Another victim

Some supporters were badly injured and vehicles in the convoy were damaged by thugs before the arrival of a detachment of police which overpowered the thugs.

An officer of the Nigeria Civil Defense Corps was not spared by the thugs as they attempted to snatch his gun. He was wounded but he refused to surrender his gun.


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