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JUST IN: NURTW members clash in Ondo state Nigeria, many feared dead



Reports reaching us through a reliable source says that scores have been killed following a deadly clash between the members of NURTW in Ondo state.

The unrest involved factions of the drivers’ union known as the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).

According to Sahara Reporters, a reliable news agency in the country revealed that drivers heavily armed with dangerous weapons invaded the area and currently started attacking one another and their personal vehicles as traders and commuters scampered for safety.

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 agreed 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.

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