The crisis rocking the Enugu State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) took a turn for the worst on Thursday evening after thugs allegedly sponsored by a faction of the association invaded the venue of the body’s election and injured some members.
The thugs, numbering over 30, stormed the Michael Okpara Square venue of the election with dangerous weapons while voting was ongoing and destroyed chairs, tables, and canopies among other objects being used for the exercise.
They upturned the ballot boxes and pounced on members of the electoral committee leading to the doctors scampering to safety for fear of losing their lives.
Some members of the association who gathered at the venue for the election including the NMA chairman in the state, Dr. Ike Okwesili, were thoroughly beaten by the hoodlums.
The policemen who were drafted to the venue of the election had a hectic time controlling the situation.