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#NigeriaDecides: Desmond Elliot attacked in Lagos by Hoodlums

#NigeriaDecides: Desmond Elliot attacked in Lagos by Hoodlums

Nigerian actor and Lagos House of Assembly candidate, Desmond Elliot was attacked on Saturday by suspected hoodlums, who shot sporadically at his car, according to Premium Times.

The incident was said to have happened around 3 pm at the Akerele junction in Surulere where Desmond currently represents and is contesting for a return. Witnesses say the attack was taken out by street boys who wanted him to give them money, but he kept driving instead.

Supporters of Desmond Elliot from the nearby polling unit immediately called in reinforcements and police officers immediately stepped in to rescue the lawmaker, but the thugs continued shooting into the air, creating a tense affair.

Ad-hoc officers were also advised to conclude voting early to prevent the issue from escalating.

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