Hoodlums with masked face have attacked the campaign train of Mr. Ebenezer Adeniyan, a candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) contesting the House of Assembly’s election in Ondo state.
Mr. Adeniyan’s campaign train was attacked, on Friday, at Oke Aro area of Akure, the state capital during a tour of some wards of the town.
The SDP candidate who is also the publisher of “Trace News Magazine” is contesting to represent the Akure South Constituency II at the Ondo State House of Assembly.
It was gathered that the suspected hoodlums damaged some vehicles in the campaign train and also shot sporadically to disrupt the activites line up for the campaign.
One of the member of the Adeniyan Campaign Organisation confirmed the attack to our reporter via a telephone chat on Saturday.
He told one of our correspondents that the suspected hoodlums were all armed with dangerous weapons including guns and matchetes.
“We were on the tour of two wards in the constituency area. And at the end of the tour, we went to Oke Aro to meet a political friend.
“Unfortunately, on our way back, we made a brief stop at the Abiodun junction to greet some community leaders.
“But as we were about to take our leave, the three masked men came running towards us from the street, and smashed the windscreen of our music truck.
“They shot into one of our branded cars through the windscreen but the courageous people in the area gave them a hot chase.
“Immediately, they flew the area and starting shooting in the air to scare people away and ran away in same direction they came from” he said.
Reacting to the attack, Mr. Adeniyan expressed great shocks and grief at the damages done on his campaign vehicles by the hoodlums.
According to him, the latest attacks on his campaign trains was carried out by members of opposition who are already being threatened by his rising popularity in the constituents.
He, however, stated that the attack has been reported at the B Division Station of the Ondo State Police Command in Akure.
“I was shocked to say the least and there have been lot of attack on my campaign for weeks since we start this electioneering process.
“Our banners are being stolen every day and poster torn everywhere in the Akure metropolise.
“However, I thank God that none of my team was injured and I hope the police in Ondo state will investigate this attack and also get to the roots of the matter” Mr. Adeniyan added.