Some people suspected to be political thugs has set the venue to be used by National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, for a political rally in Auchi, Estako West local government area ablaze.
The rally was organised to receive some decampees into the APC.
Two cars, over 1000 chairs, canopies and the stage were burnt.
The suspected thugs, it was gathered carried out the act at about 2am.
Sources said shots were fired before the place was set ablaze.
The rally was to hold at a field owned by a private individual.
But the factional Chairman of APC in the locality, Alhaji Abubakar Akokhia, said the rally would still hold despite activities of the suspected thugs.