Tension heightened in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Sunday morning when thugs suspected to be from the camp the of All Progressive Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP attacked each other.

Residents and passers- by of the area had to run to safety while vehicular movement was halted during the clash .

It was gathered that the early morning crisis was a reprisal attack by suspected APC thugs following an attack on their members at Ijomu/Oba-Nla junctions of the state capital by PDP thugs on Saturday night.

During the fracas, sporadic shootings rented the air as motorists and passers-by scampered for safety.

The thugs armed with dangerous weapons were said to be about 70 in number.

Two persons were allegedly shot during the attack.

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