A report by Nigerian Tribune has it that thugs on Tuesday night attacked Mr. Seidu Oshiomhole representing Etsako West 11 in the Edo state House of Assembly alongside 14 other lawmakers.

The lawmakers were reportedly holding a meeting at an undisclosed location when they were attacked by thugs.

Africa News24 (AN24) obtained that the meeting was necessitated by the Monday midnight inauguration of nine members of the new parliament and subsequent election of Frank Okiye as speaker.

The inauguration reportedly took place between 9.45pm and10.15 pm amidst tight security.

Some of the victims were rushed to an undisclosed hospital for treatment and currently receiving treatment.