he campaign train of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, came under a fresh savage attack yesterday by political thugs suspected to be working for a rival governorship candidate in the state.
Several people,most of them supporters of Abiodun,were left injured in the attack.
The suspected thugs who were armed with knives, machetes and guns allegedly attacked Abiodun’s campaign on its way to Ofada town shortly after a rally in Owode town in Obafemi – Owode Local Government Area.
The Nation gathered that as the campaign train ran into an ambush by the thugs who shot sporadically, and hurled stones at the convoy.
Although security men attached to the campaign managed to evacuate the APC gubernatorial candidate of APC to safety, some of his supporters were not lucky as they sustained various degree of injuries varying from gunshot and machete wounds .
Some others were beaten and vehicles destroyed.
This is the second attack on Abiodun’s campaign train in the last one week beginning of February.
The first one occurred at Elega in Abeokuta North Local Government during his ward to ward campaign tour of the area.
However, the Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told The Nation that no report of the Friday incident had been brought to the notice of the Police at press time..
Abimbola, a Deputy Superintendent of Police(DSP), said every governorship candidate in the state has been given adequate security personnel to secure lives and properties during campaign tour, stressing that if there was any of such attacks, it had not yet been reported in any police division within the state.