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15 Injured, Properties Destroyed As NURTW, RTEAN Conflict In Lagos


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A conflict between members of the Nationwide Union of Highway Transport Staff (NURTW) and the Highway Transport Employers Affiliation of Nigeria (RTEAN) has left not less than 15 individuals injured.

 

The incident occurred on Wednesday round Apapa–Oshodi expressway in Lagos State.

 

It additionally led to the destruction of properties value thousands and thousands of naira.

 

It was gathered that the violence occurred on Wednesday across the Tin-Can first gate and the Fatgbems petrol station after some NURTW members attacked RTEAN members over ticket charges.

 

Hassle reportedly began when NURTW members approached the port to dislodge members of RTEAN, to difficulty tickets to truck drivers for a price, however the RTEAN members vehemently oppose the transfer.

 

Combat, nonetheless, broke out as weapons and different harmful weapons have been freely deployed.

 

Properties, together with its digital boundaries, belonging to the Truck Transit Park Restricted, TTP, have been destroyed throughout the conflict.

 

Talking to Vanguard on the event, Vice Chairman of RTEAN, Comrade Adeola Adeyemi, stated NURTW members are guilty for the violence.

 

He stated: “I’ve reported this matter to the authorities severally for his or her intervention however, till yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) assault on us, there was no type of intervention.

“Earlier than the assault, the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu invited each Unions to a gathering however members of the NURTW refused to attend the assembly.

“These unprovoked attacks have been going on in the last four weeks without any intervention by the authorities.”

 


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