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Many injured as party supporters clash

Several people were reportedly injured and hospitalized during a fracas in Offa local government area of Kwara state when supporters of two prominent All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwarts clashed in the ancient town.

Radio Nigeria gathered that the crisis which started last week was reported to be over supremacy battle between the two political leaders, as they embarked on a separate ward rally in Offa.

It was learnt that dangerous weapons were freely used by the party supporters said to have been brought from outside the state, as one person reportedly shot on the head and in critical condition and receiving treatment at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin.

Some of the people interviewed said that the clash was between supporters of the commissioner for Water Resources, Femi Agbaje and the senator representing Kwara South senatorial district of the state.

Confirming the incident , Kwara state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Okasanmi Ajayi, said while on a rally in his ward around Tumade area of Offa, the state Commissioner of Water Resources, Kwara state, Alhaji Femi Agbaje, and his group were allegedly attacked by some hoodlums weilding dangerous weapons and two of his men were injured in the fracas.

ALI RABIU

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