Asaba - A gang of armed hoodlums on Thursday invaded the legislative chambers of the Ughelli South local government council during a legislative session by the lawmakers, reports Vanguard.
Nine persons sustained various degrees of injury during the invasion.
Among the injured were five councillors, three staff of the council and the Clerk of the House who was stabbed on the head.
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Armed with guns, cutlasses, battle axes and other dangerous weapons, the hoodlums also made away with the mace of the House after smashing and destroying windows, furniture and other items within the chambers.
It took the timely intervention of a team of military personnel who came to the rescue of the lawmakers, apprehended 18 of the hoodlums and handed them over to the police at the Ughelli Area Command for prosecution.
- News 24