There was mayhem on Wednesday at Oshodi, a bustling suburb ofLagos, southwest Nigeria, as hoodlums went on the rampage, setting vehicles and houses ablaze.
P.M.NEWS gathered at press time that three persons had been killed while scores of people were seen fleeing the area.
The fighting that started at Olosha area between members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers and some PDP youths last Thursday spread to Mushin and Oshodi.
Since the crises started several lives and properties worth millions of naira have been destroyed. Last week several commuter buses were also set ablaze at a bus park at Oshodi.
The crises at Oshodi have disrupted activities in the area and commuter bus operators have avoided plying that area.
When our reporter attempted to visit the scene of the mayhem on Wednesday, people were running in various directions to avoid being attacked by the rampaging thugs.
When contacted, Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Nwosu, promised to get back to our correspondent but failed to do so at the time of going to press.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that the police have arrested over 20 members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in connection with last Thursday’s clash between the National Union of Road Transport Workers and some PDP youths at Oshodi.
Reacting to the arrest, the campaign team of the PDP governorship candidate in the state, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, accused the police of arresting PDP members at the behest of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to frustrate the campaign of Agbaje.
According to a statement signed by its Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Remi Adefulu, the campaign team said the APC’s “tactics would not deter Agbaje’s resolve to win the coming election in a free and fair contest.”
Adefulu accused the police at the Mosafejo police station of going from house to house to effect the illegal arrests of PDP members, an allegation the state Police Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Nwosu, dismissed as unfounded.