Lagos APC Primary: One killed as riot breaks out in Epe

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Some houses and vehicles were burnt in Epe, Lagos east, on Thursday as political violence erupted following the killing of a supporter of one of the aspirants contesting to represent the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 House of Representatives election

The deceased was identified as Idris Alooma, said to be 30 years old.

He was said to have been shot by hoodlums who attacked a polling unit in Ward 4, after voting had taken place and party members were awaiting the declaration of the result.

According to NAN, the hoodlums stormed the polling unit after learning that their candidate had lost.

A NAN reporter who monitored the election reports that some aggrieved youth set houses and vehicles ablaze across Epe community, after the killing of Alooma.

The Divisional Police Officer in Epe, CSP Adeyeri Sunday confirming the incident said that one of the suspects, who attacked Alooma, had been arrested, adding that his team would do everything humanly possible to arrest other suspects and bring them to book.

The direct primaries to elect the candidates for both the House of Representatives and the Senate were held at the 19 wards in the Epe Federal Constituency.

Senator Gbenga Bariyu Ashafa, cleared to run unopposed for the Lagos East senate seat by the APC National Working Committee, had an opponent in Bayo Osinowo, a four-time member of the state of House of Assembly.

Results are being awaited from the election.

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