Residents of Oba Nla, Oba Adesida road, Arakale, and Oja Oba areas of Akure, the Ondo State capital were thrown into confusion following a clash that ensued between the youths suspected to be supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Two persons sustained gunshot injuries as political thugs engaged themselves ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
Residents and passers-by of the area had to run to safety while vehicular movement was halted during the clash.
This came five days to the governorship election in the state.
According to an eyewitness, many people were injured in the clash.
It was gathered that the clash started late Saturday evening at Obanla Junction, Oba Adesida Road when one of the supporters of APC was allegedly beaten by that of PDP.
There was an alleged reprisal attack on Sunday morning by APC members, Reporters At Large was told.
It occurred a few meters away from ‘A’ Division Police Station, Akure.