Suspected thugs have burnt down a venue to be used for a political rally in Auchi, Etsako West LGA, Edo State, by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole.
Naija News reports that the political rally was organised to receive some defectors into the APC.
It was gathered that the suspected thugs burnt two cars, over 1000 chairs, canopies and the stage at about 2 am on Saturday morning.
According to a source, the hoodlums fired shots before setting the venue for the rally ablaze.
Alhaji Abubakar Akokhia, the factional Chairman of APC in the LGA, insisted that the rally would still hold despite moves by the thugs to disrupt it.
It was learnt that heavy security was being deployed to the area to forestall any attack.
The APC National Chairman, Oshiomhole, was said to have arrived his country home ahead of the political rally.