Tension heightened in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Sunday, October 4, 2020 when political thugs suspected to be from the camp the of All Progressive Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP attacked one another.
During the fracas, disturbing shootings rented the air as motorists and passers-by ran for safety.
With the busy Oba Adesida road deserted which also extended to Arakale axis of the city, those who were on their way to church were however, forced to turn back for security reasons.
The political thugs armed with dangerous weapons were said to be about 70 in number.
According to gathered report, two persons were allegedly shot during the attack.
It was gathered that the early morning crisis was a reprisal attack by suspected APC thugs following an attack on their members at Ijomu/Oba-Nla junctions of the state capital by PDP thugs on Saturday night.
Policemen on duty from A-Division Police Station which was few meters from the scene of the crisis couldn’t stop the political thugs who were reportedly said to be armed with guns, machetes and other dangerous weapons.
The state governorship election is scheduled to hold in the next six days.