There was pandemonium around Oshodi suburb yesterday Thursday 19th of February.
The crisis which lasted for almost an hour led to the early closing of some business centres and shops while some people were calling their loved ones who used to ply Oshodi to take another route in order to avoid being harmed. As at press time, number of casualties could not be ascertained.
Initially, the cause of the crisis was not immediately known.
The report according to Folabright Media correspondent says;
“The fighting which was said to be intense, with arms freely used, was among street urchins on the railway line side of Oshodi. The place has returned to normal now. Security Agents could be seen around, in clusters. What we have here is akin to peace of the graveyard while the the picture above depicts the people walking through Oshodi Railway side this morning. The crisis was caused by PDP and APC sympathizers”.
According to another correspondent, the passers-by were all asked to raise up their hands by security operatives as they pass by Oshodi Railway side (picture above)
It was also gathered that the fracas was as a result of rivalry between angered opponents (who are PDP sympathizers) of Oluomo and Oluomo’s loyalists (who are APC sympathisers). The opponents (PDP) wanted to reclaim the reign of Oshodi from Oluomo (also known as MC who is an APC member) because of the forthcoming elections.
DaProf & Meebee (Reporting for Folabright Media)