LAGOS – Two reporters received injuries on Sunday as hoodlums attacked the convoy of journalists covering the welcome event for APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu on Lagos Island.
The incident occurred at Adeniji end of Isale Eko after the ruling party’s standard bearer visited the Oba of Lagos on his return to his home state after emerging as a presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections. Tinubu was heading to his Bourdilon Ikoyi residence from the palace.
The hoodlums threw stones and other dangerous weapons at the convoy as it drove from the palace. Some of them were wielding swords and cutlasses smashing side glasses and front windshields of vehicles that were attached.
Though Tinubu was not affected by the attack, the bus conveying journalists and the backup security car on the convoy were the most affected. Two journalists sustained injuries and are receiving medical attention.
The former Lagos State Governor arrived in Lagos on Sunday after the Ekiti State governorship election and was received at the Presidential Wing of Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Ikeja before proceeding to the palace of the Oba of Lagos. (Journalist101)