Some armed political hoodlums have reportedly attacked members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who were holding their congress in Ede North Local Government of the State of Osun.
The thugs, according to eye witnesses, stormed Film House, NITEL area, beside Pere Police Station, Ede around 9am few hours ago with guns, cutlasses and other weapons with which they attacked members of the APC.
OSUN DEFENDER gathered that the hoodlums who were reportedly led by a notorious thug in the area, Rasheed Oko-Ilu, started shooting sporadically in getting to the venue of the congress.
The APC members were beaten with clubs and cane by the hoodlums.
A former Chairman of Ede North Local Council Development Area, Comr. Mukaila Uthman, confirmed the attack, saying that he was a witness.
Uthman said: “The hoodlums came around 9am and started shooting sporadically. They beat out people mercilessly. The hoodlums confided in me that they were mobilised by government officials in Ede.”
However, Uthman said the APC members have re-converged to continue the congress.