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Many Injured As NURTW Members Clash In Ondo

The clash between commercial drivers, in Akure, capital on Monday is currently disrupting Socio-Economic activities in the state.

According to SaharaReporters, the crisis is between factions of the drivers’ union known as National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).

“The drivers, armed with dangerous weapons, are currently attacking one another and their personal vehicles as traders and commuters scampered for safety,” a resident said.

The incident has seen countless people injured as they flee for safety.

It was gathered that the clash between the drivers started around 8 am on Tuesday.

Recall that the state government last Monday suspended the activities of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria and NURTW.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in a statement released through his Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties, Doyin Odebowale, said the suspension was to allow both unions to meet and settle their differences to prevent violent clashes between them.

The Governor also blamed the clash on greed, 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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