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Election Violence APC, PDP clash in Lagos leaves one dead

One person was killed as thugs from APC and PDP clashed over the weekend at the Jakande area of Lagos.

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  play The incident happened at the Jakande area of Lagos. (Twitter)

A clash between supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Jakande, Lekki area of Lagos left one person dead and several injured.

According to Punch, it is not clear what drew the ire the two supporters which occurred on Saturday, February 7.

While some resident revealed that the clash happened because of the APC supporters were mocking the PDP supporters over the low turnout of their rally, other residents think that resident revealed that the fight started after some people tried to stop members of the APC from destroying billboards and posters belonging to the PDP.

According to eyewitness accounts, gunshots were fired indiscriminately as frightened people fled.

People abandoned their cars, motorcycles and everything they had while fleeing to safty to avoid being hit by a stray bullet.

One person was however not lucky enough as he was found dead after soldiers and police came to restore calm.

Some social media narrators revealed that the thugs were wielding AK-47.

The spokesperson for the Lagos State APC, Joe Igbokwe,  told Punch that the  clashes were caused by loyalists of the.

 “We have addressed the matter already and it has something to do with the attitude of the PDP supporters tearing posters and using the police to perpetrate other illegalities. An instance is what is happening at the tollgate, where they have a group of people with police protecting them,” Joe Ibokwe said.

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