Several people were reportedly injured as violent erupted during the flag-off of the governorship campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.
The hoodlums, said to be members of the National Union Road Transport Workers (NURTW), invaded the Skypower Ground Ikeja venue of the campaign with guns, daggers and other dangerous weapons.
Musiliu Akinsanya, a strong member of the party and NURTW leader popularly known as MC Oluomo, was reportedly stabbed by rival factions of the party.
He is currently on admission in a hospital.
The basis for the fight could not be ascertained but in an effort to curtail it, security forces including Police and Civil Defence officers shot into the air to disperse the surging crowd. The officers also fired canisters to nip the brewing crisis in the bud.
However, the crisis still degenerated with both sides of the feuding gangs throwing bottles, woods, stones and other dangerous weapons.
The gunshots went unabated and that led to commotion with many party members running helter-skelter.