There is tension in some parts of Lagos State, after Musiliu Akinsanya, an official of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), popularly known as MC Oluomo, was stabbed in the neck during a rally organized on Tuesday, for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Three journalists were also shot at the event, which took place at Skypower field in Ikeja.
Among those that were hit by the bullet were the group political editor of Nation newspaper, Emmanuel Oladesu, News Telegraph correspondent, Temitope Ogunbanke and Ibile Television cameraman, Abiodun Yusuf.
Trouble started at about 1:30 pm when Lagos governor, Akinwunmi Ambode was delivering his speech.
Suddenly, suspected NURTW rival groups started shooting at each other.
Nigerians have taken to social media to express their apprehension, especially with the stabbing of MC Oluomo.
On Twitter, some users have traded blames over the involvement of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the incident, while others have warned about violence that might break out in the coming days in certain areas.
Here are some of the tweets as curated by DAILY POST:
@AyoJaguda: Person wey Stab Mc Oluomo should be on his way out of Nigeria right now , Cos see ehn
@lanreneville: In what looks like a coordinated attack; PDP thugs disrupt APC campaign flag off. Stabs MC Oluomo, 2 feared dead.
@Rouvafe: Everyone knows which political party has a firm grip on all the thugs in Lagos State. But as usual APC doesn’t take responsibility, so PDP has to be blamed for MC Oluomo’s stabbing. Tueh.
@tannyolawuyi: If you are the one that stabbed MC oluomo. RUN!!!!!!!
@bunmola2010: MC Oluomo,Sego(APC) Versus Kunle Poly,Alhaji Agbede (PDP) the election cycle in Lagos will claim a lot of lives and serious bloodshed this time.Unfortunately children of enforcers on both sides and their sponsors won’t be affected.God help us
@okeybams: They said MC Oluomo was stabbed today. They said we should avoid Oshodi. Someone please tell me how I can get to Ajao Estate without touching Oshodi?
@IgweOfficial: Who is stabbing MC Oluomo must be a learner cos fight won’t end.
@atf030: So MC OLUOMO was stabbed during the flag-of of Apc rally in Lagos State Today…
Still dey wonder how this 2019 election will be…
@AjayiOlawande: They should have advised MC Oluomo to go and apologise to Saraki. Alfas that doesn’t see the sun in Ilorin just did testing microphone on him now…