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Hoodlums attack Obanikoro’s campaign train

Posted by By Olalekan Adetayo on 2006/08/17 | Views: 867 |

Hoodlums attack Obanikoro’s campaign train


Hoodlums, suspected to be political thugs, on Saturday attacked the campaign train of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, leaving at least six people seriously injured.

Hoodlums, suspected to be political thugs, on Saturday attacked the campaign train of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, leaving at least six people seriously injured.

Three vehicles belonging to the politician’s campaign organisation and some musical instruments were also vandalised by the thugs, who reportedly wielded dangerous weapons and charms.

Our correspondent learnt that the hoodlums, in three vehicles, trailed the campaign train from Badagry, the venue of the PDP rally, and caught up with them around Iberekodo, a few kilometres before Agbara.

Although the governorship aspirant, who was in the convoy at the time of the attack, escaped unhurt, some of his supporters were stabbed and they are still receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

Obanikoro, in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Sunday, said he narrowly escaped attack as he was the main target.

He said the incident confirmed that some people were not happy with his rising political profile.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, Mr. Olubode Ojajuni, a deputy superintendent of police, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Sunday.

Ojajuni said seven suspects had been arrested in connection with the case and that the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti Street, Yaba, was investigating the suspects.

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Abieyuwa(Edo, Nigeria)says...

Otasowie means evening life is better than morning life. There is an error in your “evening life is better than evening life”?

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Naija g(Houston, Minnesota, US)says...

Sokari doesn’t mean joy. Joy is Biobela. Go to the village and ask the meaning of the name.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.