NURTW factions clash over ticketing in Lagos

Two factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) clashed on Friday in the Agbado area of Alimosho Local Government Area in Lagos over ticket collection at the parks.

 

According to The Punch, the conflict led to pandemonium as road users and passersby scampered for safety as the warring factions violently engaged each other.

 

Witnesses said gunshots were heard in the area.

 

Adekunle Ajisebutu, the police spokesperson in Lagos, said in a statement that the “confrontation/crisis” occurred at Kola Bus stop in the area.

 

Mr Ajisebutu said that the “police patrol teams from Alakuko, Agbado, Ijaiye- Ojokoro and reinforcements from the headquarters have been deployed to the area on the order of the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi.”



“The place is calm. No threat to lives and property currently as the police are still maintaining their presence in the area.

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NURTW members in Lagos led by Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, have been involved in deadly clashes of late.

 

In January, a violent clash between members of the transport union left two persons dead and grounded commercial activities in the ever-busy Lagos Island.

 

The Lagos State Government, last month, suspended NURTW operations in the Idumota area of Lagos Island, following the violent clash recorded in the area.

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