The Kwara state governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq narrowly escaped assassination on Sunday from thugs suspected to be from theopposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The thugs shot at the APC candidate during a rally at Ode Alfa Nda area of Ilorin, the state capital.
AbdulRazaq was hurriedly ushered away from the event as thousands of teeming supporters scampered for safety.
Our source reported that two persons were seriously injured by gunshots fired by the thugs and have been transferred to a medical facility for attention.
The violence occurred almost simultaneously with similar attacks on APC supporters in Ile Aiyelabegan, a little distance from the Agbaji homestead of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
In a statement released in the aftermath of the mayhem, the media aide of the Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq campaign organisation, Rafiu Ajakaye said, “We condemn this brazen resort to violence. This is getting out of hand.
“Nigerians are urged to prevail on the Senate president to prevail on his party thugs and stalwarts to give peace a chance in Kwara. There is life after politics.
“We call on all the security agencies to buckle up and tame the monsters who are now terrorising everybody in not just Ilorin but everywhere in Kwara where people express their desire for freedom and life more abundant.”