Two feared dead, others injured as rival transport unions clash in Ogun

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“Trouble started brewing among members of the transport unions when the Ogun State government, through the Ministry of Transportation, allowed the emergence of a third force in addition to the existing two.

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The violent confrontations, on Monday, saw members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers at Lafenwa, the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria and another, engage each other in a fierce battle over which group should have access to the parks and garages. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that two persons, whose identities are yet to be established as of the time of filing this report, were said to have been cut down violently in the process while a dozen others had injuries inflicted on them.Police Command, Omolola Odutola, insisted that there was no loss of life in the fracas, stressing that normalcy has returned in the affected areas.

It was learnt that trouble started brewing among members of the transport unions when the Ogun State Government, through the Ministry of Transportation, allowed the emergence of a third force in addition to the existing two – NURTW and RTEAN.

 

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