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APC Local Government primaries turn violent in Lagos; many injured

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It was pandemonium and mayhem at the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries for the forthcoming local government election in Lagos State on Saturday with scored reported injured in Surulere Local Government Area.

Several people were also injured in many other local government areas, including Shomolu, Alimosho, Ejigbo, among others when thugs disrupted the exercise.

NewsWireNGR gathered that suspected political thugs and hoodlums in Surulere attacked electoral officials. In Shomolu, suspected thugs who stormed the venues of the primaries with guns and cutlasses also attacked returning officers.

Some ward elections were reportedly cancelled due to violence in Ejigbo and Isolo local government areas, NewsWireNGR learnt.

Meanwhile, the State Secretariat of the APC at Acme Road was barricaded with scores of armed policemen deployed to the secretariat as results from the local government areas started trickling in.

All vehicles passing through Acme Road are being turned back by policemen while only those on the primary election duty for the party were being allowed into the Secretariat.

NewsWireNGR gathered that these measures have been taken to prevent attacks by supporters of aggrieved parties who might not be happy with the results announced.

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