The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked security agencies to arrest the senator representing Kwara south, Rafiu Ibrahim of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the attack on the party’s candidate in the senatorial district, Lola Ashiru.
The APC accused Ibrahim of being behind the attack which left about eight people dead and many injured in Ojoku town in Kwara south.
The APC spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a statement on Wednesday, called on security agencies to fish out and arrest Ibrahim whom they learnt had gone into hiding.
The party quoted a witness as saying he saw Ibrahim during the attack.
He said: “Ojoku has been turned into a killing field with many displaced residents fleeing to neighboring communities for their safety,” the witness was quoted to have said.
“Eight people were shot, two others died. The army has rescued us and we are at Offa General Hospital.
“Olojoku palace was terribly attacked, our Kabiesi was stoned. I can tell you that myself and Ashiru escaped death by whiskers. It was a terrible experience. May Allah forgive the souls of the two that fell by their gunshots.
“Senator Rafiu Ibrahim was sighted running away from a hotel in the community moments after the attacks.
“I can confirm to you that he (Senator Ibrahim) masterminded this attack because I was there when Olojoku called him. His first statement was that it was APC fighting against APC. Olojoku cursed him in our present and said he will never get to that position again.”