Many persons have been reportedly feared dead in Ondo amidst a heavy clash between members of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).
DAILY GIST gathered that the clash, which is still ongoing, involved factions of the drivers’ union known as National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) started on Tuesday morning.
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.
Scores of people were also said to have sustained injuries. Those injured have been taken to the state specialist hospital in Akure for medical attention.
Members were seen taking the corpse of Adebola to the palace of the Deji of Akure land Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo
The state police commissioner Bolaji Salami has deployed police detectives to the scene.
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.