One feared dead as NURTW members clash in Akure

One person has been feared killed following a clash on Tuesday between factional members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) at Oja Oba area of Akure, Ondo State capital.

The clash resulted in the vandalisation of vehicles.

The national leadership of the union met with the two warring factions in Osogbo, Osun state on Monday.

This was sequel to the bloody attack of two members of one of the factions last Sunday.

The clash is believed to be related to the recent ban of the NURTW in Ondo by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

The Ondo State government had last Monday suspended the activities of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria and NURTW.

The government, through the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Special Duties, Dr Doyin Odebowale, said the suspension was to allow both unions to meet and settle their differences to prevent violent clashes between them.

He pointed out that it was greed that was causing the fight as well as the money sharing formula between the two transport unions.

According to him, the ticket printed by the Ondo State Internal Revenue Services would be sold to commercial drivers for the sum of N300.

He warned that anybody caught selling any other ticket would be arrested and prosecuted.


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