Three persons were reportedly killed while 13 others sustained injuries as members of the Oyo State chapters of the All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party engaged each other on Thursday at the Ile-Tuntun area of Ibadan South East Local Government Area of the state.
An unspecified number of motorcycles and vehicles were also reportedly damaged.
An investigation by our correspondent revealed that members of the APC were holding a meeting at the party office at Iyana Court, Ile-tuntun in Ibadan when vehicles of the PDP members passing by provoked APC loyalists and started throwing objects at them.
An eyewitness said, “PDP then got angry. And when retaliated, a leading member of the party and a member of the House of Representatives then picked a gun and fired gunshots at the APC members. That was what led to free for all.
“The provoked attack saw many members of the APC injured with one of the party’s House of Assembly candidates escaped by the whiskers.”
The source said the dead bodies have been evacuated to the morgue, while the injured ones were currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
As of press time, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, could not be reached for a reaction.
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