An All Progressives Congress (APC) rally was on Monday, January 19, 2015 disrupted after thugs invaded the venue, stabbing two people in the process.
Punch reports that the melee was brought about by a supremacy battle between two rival cult groups in Bariga area.
Surprisingly, policemen stationed at the venue of the rally did nothing to break up the mayhem, which continued even when Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola was giving a speech at the rally held at Kosofe Local Government Area.
One of the victims, who had tried to escape was surrounded, stabbed with a knife and cutlass, pushed to the floor and trampled upon.
The assailants were said to have fled the scene, leaving their victims for dead, heading to neighbouring streets and robbing residents in broad daylight.
A resident of the area who spoke anonymously said: “I cannot say what led to the violence, but I know that one of the guys that was stabbed belongs to a cult.
“The unfortunate aspect is that when fights like this break out, the police just fold their arms because they feel their job is to protect only the politicians at rallies. You won’t believe that after creating mayhem at the rally, the thugs went to Oloponmeji and Berger bus stops where they robbed people in broad daylight.”
Attempts to reach the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Nwosu, proved abortive.