Hell was let lose yesterday in Ondo Town, as supporters of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and some people suspected to be loyal to another political party clashed at Akure-motor Park after ACN rally No fewer than ten people were reportedly wounded in the fracas that lasted for over 30 minutes.
It was gathered that suspected political thugs blocked the major Akure Ondo Expressroad near the motor park after the ACN rally and they were said to be singing anti-ACN songs It was learnt that the suspected thugs on sighting ACN supporters started throwing stones at the ACN buses and the ACN members were annoyed by the development.
Daily Sun gathered that trouble started when ACN loyalists who had been avoiding their attackers alighted from the buses and replied them with pebbles and stones It was gathered that the development later took a twist as gunshots rent the air from both side The clash led to stampede, as people were running for safety and the whole area was deserted by residents to avoid being hit by stray bullets
The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Henry Fadairo who confirmed the report said the combined team of police and army personnel that responded to a distress call promptly took over the whole area and brought the situation under control. Fadairo said that some people were arrested in connection with the mayhem, while sizable numbers of arms and ammunition were recovered from some of the people involved in the violence.