Police confirm 4 killed during Nasarawa APC primary

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Four people were killed on Monday at the venue of the All Progressives Congress, APC, State Assembly primary elections in Garaku community of Kokona local government area of Nasarawa State.

The state Police spokesperson, Ugochukwu Theodore, told PREMIUM TIMES that people in military uniform shot dead four persons during the polls.

“While the APC house of assembly primary elections was going on, there was a huge misunderstanding between supporters of two aspirants and some men in military uniform came to the scene and started shooting sporadically,” Mr. Theodore said.

Mr. Theodore said that police were later deployed to the scene of the incident and the situation was brought under control.

“They were some casualties in the process but the situation was quickly brought under control by team of police men deployed to the scene,” he said.

Mr. Theodore said the APC proceeded with the primary election and that two winners emerged for Kokona East and West constituency.

“There after the primaries still continued and a winner emerged for Kokona east constituency which happens to be Daniel ogazi and Hon. Abubakar Ogbere emerged winner for at Kokona West,” he said.

Witnesses say the victims were shot when some youth were protesting the alleged hijacking of delegates since last week Saturday.

One of the witnesses, Ibrahim Kana, said the gunshots came from the crowd.

“We were all waiting for the commencement of the exercise when the delegates who were missing since Saturday came in a bus and the youth began to protest thinking they were brought by one of the aspirants,” Mr. Kana said. “Before you know, we began to hear gunshots which hit about four people.”


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  • the truth

    Four killed in the primaries in Lagos 3 days ago, 4 killed in Nassarawa now. This must all be the handwork of Jonathan. Jonathan is to blame, because apc is a peace loving party and they represent the change we want.

  • Newsbreak

    Immediately the results of Lagos APC primary were announced, more than 100 hoodlums

    from Apapa Road, who wielded guns, among other weapons, trooped into the streets

    to create mayhem. A reporter counted four damaged vehicles on Kano Street,

    three on Ibadan Street, seven on Odunfa Street and six on Ondo Street.

    Those who were shot and cut with machetes were said to have been evacuated.

    A resident, who pleaded anonymity, said one person was shot on Simpson Street,

    two died on Lagos Street, while one was killed on Ibadan Street. He said, “The boys

    are from Apapa Road. They cannot be less than 100, they were many and had

    double-barreled guns, cutlasses and others. They shot sporadically into the air

    and attacked people”.

    Apart from the four persons that were shot dead, many more were seriously injured

    and were rushed to hospitals. A trader on Kano Street, Tolulope Salaam, said the gang

    carted away all her wares which she estimated at N60, 000. At the Kano junction, handsets

    and other products on display were reportedly carted away by the rampaging hoodlums.


    (December 3, 2014)

    • You did not give account of what happened in the state of osun where a tout and deranged fellow is d governor.APC violence,APC violence,APC violence.This is the new slogan of the dreaded boko haram party

  • Mrs. F. Akingbade

    Editor Premium Times,

    The violence on Lagos Mainland today is alarming for an intra-party contest.
    Five persons were killed today and over 20 hatcheted on Lagos mainland alone.
    All this between members of the same party. What will happen at general election?
    Where did all the guns being shot on Apapa Road and environs today come from?
    Who will save us next year February if APC and PDP start fighting in Lagos state?

  • Frank Bassey

    I have said it several times, APC is a blood-letting party. All it knows is violence. There is nothing peaceful about them because they are dominated by people who belong to a religion that thrives in violence, blood, destruction, killing, maiming …Allah have mercy

    • Al Jihad

      “Fighting is obligatory for you (Muslims), even if you dislike it” – Quran 2:216.
      “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve (Islam). Therefore,
      strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them” (Koran 8:12).

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    These killings do not fit into the concept of “service”.

    Na by force to serve?

  • Isi Agwo

    C-H-A-N-G-E! From manageable Nigeria to a state of disaster.

  • Otile

    APC, the political wing of Boko Haram, just like their military wing will self-destruct.