No fewer than two persons, including the Chairman of the motorcycle riders’ union in Lagos State, Rasak Bello, were killed during the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday.
The primaries was said to be for the councillorship seats in the upcoming local government election in Lagos State.
Bello, popularly known as Hamburger, was allegedly shot during the primaries for councillors in Sogunle area of Oshodi.
He was said to have died on his way to the hospital.
He was shot at the venue of the primaries for Ladipo-Sogunle Ward.
Those who shot him were said to have arrived in a bus and started shooting sporadically.
Another person was also confirmed dead at another venue.
Many others were also reported injured.
The spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the development.
Famous-Cole, however, did not put a figure to the number of those killed.
Violence had erupted midway into the primary election of the APC to elect chairmanship candidates for the July 22 council polls in Lagos State on Saturday, ending the event abruptly.
Some aggrieved party supporters engaged one another in a free-for-all midway into the election, smashing ballot boxes over allegations of imposition of candidates at the election.
Scores of delegates and others present at the Teslim Balogun Stadium venue fled in different directions as a result of the fracas, even as some were injured.
The Chairman of the Elections Committee, Sen Tokunbo Afikuyomi, was also attacked, with his top taken off by angry supporters who accused him of partiality as he scampered to safety.
Security officials later forced him out the grip of the angry youths and whisked him away.