JUST IN:One Dead, Five Injured In APC/APGA Clash In Nsugbe
Onitsha – At least one person was feared dead while about five others allegedly sustained various degrees of injuries when two rival groups believed to be supporters of All Progressive Congress (APC) and All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) clashed during the Presidential and National Assembly elections held weekend in Nsugbe, Oyi Local Government Area, Anambra State.
According to sources, trouble started at a polling centre where two polling units were located in the area.
The sources said that as a particular party was leading in the two polling units, a heated argument ensued between the said parties, which resulted in a bloody clash as guns were freely used by each side.
The heavy shooting that rent the air forced the voters, officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), party agents and other stakeholders, including the police to scamper for safety, abandoning the electoral materials.
In the process, one unidentified person was said to have been gunned down while about five others sustained various degrees of injuries.
The situation was said to have worsened when one of the warring parties got reinforcement that quickly stormed the scene and embarked on shooting spree that made everybody to take cover.
It was gathered that the heavy shooting left the INEC officials and voters in shock, and the fear of uncertainty gripped people in the area.
An indigene of the community who pleaded anonymity, said, “The war is between APC and APGA and it is because one of them was leading in the National Assembly election, but for the presidential, that one was not disputable as PDP took the lead.”
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