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Lagos 2023: Reactions As Armed Thugs Allegedly Attack Labour Party Supporters In Surulere

With less than 72 hours to the much-anticipated governorship and state house of assembly elections in Lagos, reactions have begun trailing a video showing supporters and members of the Labour Party in distress after being allegedly attacked by suspected political thugs in the Surulere axis of the state on Thursday afternoon.

In the video, which was shared on Facebook by Prince Isaac Fayose, brother to erstwhile Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, the Labour Party members were allegedly attacked at an Eatery in Bode Thomas Street, in the Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos while making last-minute preparations to embark on a neighborhood campaign rally to canvass for support for their gubernatorial and state house of assembly candidates in the upcoming elections slated for Saturday March 18, 2023.

According to the woman recording the clip, the thugs swooped in on the supporters in large numbers while branding guns, machetes, and broken bottles. The armed assailants were alleged to have stabbed several party members while dispossessing others of their mobile phones and other valuables. The restaurant furniture and electronics were equally not spared by the rampaging thugs as broken bottles, tables, and chairs were seen all over the floor.

As expected, the video has drawn a lot of mixed reactions from Nigerians online as many trooped to the comments section to share their thoughts.

While some persons condemned the act of politically-motivated violence, others, however, opined that the attack may have been carried out by armed robbers masquerading as political thugs.

See screenshots of some reactions below:


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Ayodele Fayose Ekiti State Isaac Fayose Labour Party Lagos


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