Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
Two persons were feared killed and another one critically injured yesterday in Oba Akoko, Akoko South West Local Government Area (LGA) of Ondo State as political thugs engaged security operatives in a gun duel.
Sequel to the disturbance, three vehicles including a police van were vandalised by the thugs just as a major beer depot in the area was razed by irate youths.
A source said the crisis started when suspected thugs attacked the collation centre for Akoko South West Constituency II in Oba Akoko.
According to the source, the thugs announced their arrival at the collation centre located within a primary school with sporadic gunshots.
Security men including soldiers were said to have repelled the attackers, while officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) quickly lied down.
The security men were said to have pursued the thugs into town during which two of them were feared killed and another one critically injured.