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Three Shot Dead, Many Injured As Transport Workers Clash Over Toll Collection In Lagos

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At the least three individuals have reportedly been killed and lots of others injured as members of the Highway Transport Employers Affiliation of Nigeria (RTEAN) and the Nationwide Union of Highway Transport Staff (NURTW) clashed at Mile 2 space in Lagos State.

It was learnt that it was a battle of supremacy between the 2 associations.



It was reported that three RTEAN members had been shot useless on Wednesday evening by armed males suspected to be members of the Nationwide NURTW.

Nevertheless, the 2 unions have been summoned by Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, to an emergency assembly holding on Friday.

The armed NURTW members had been mentioned to have invaded the RTEAN park at about 9.15pm in an ongoing violent conflict over toll assortment from truck drivers within the Apapa ports.

In accordance with a supply, an earlier assault on Tuesday reportedly left 15 RTEAN members with gunshot accidents on the Tin-Can First gate and Fagbems Fuel station on the Apapa/Oshodi Expressway.

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It was gathered that prior to now, RTEAN issued ticket to its members who’re truck drivers, however NURTW was mentioned to have allegedly compelled its means into the toll assortment from truck drivers. Within the course of, NURTW was mentioned to have elevated the value to N2000.

The supply mentioned RTEAN was mentioned to have kicked towards NURTW’s involvement, because it argued that NURTW had by no means been a part of the toll assortment from onset and that truck drivers had been members of RTEAN.

It was additional gathered that the Lagos State Authorities waded into the matter and ordered the stoppage of issuance and assortment of ticket and cash by the 2 transport unions.

Talking with Day by day Solar on the invasion of their park on Tuesday evening, Vice Chairman of RTEAN in Lagos State, Comrade Adeola Adeyemi, mentioned, “As I communicate to you, I’m at Space ‘E’ Command, Festac, to incident the homicide case towards members of the NURTW. I’ve additionally formally written to the Particular Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation, Mr Toyin Fayinka, on the assault. We’re nonetheless ready to listen to from him.”

A part of the petition to Fayinka reads, “ I write to formally transient you in regards to the incessant assaults on my life, enterprise and Union by NURTW members below the management of the Chairman NURTW Department ‘C’, Amuwo Odofin, Prince Ajele Abebi Abayomi, aka ‘Ikomodina.”

“I’m a person of twin position a official truck proprietor who owns 15 vans and a bona fide RTEAN member. On Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at about 9:15 P.M NURTW members once more launched one other assault on RTEAN Truck Park Mile 2 killing three and injuring 30 folks with weapons and machetes.

“Primarily based on the assaults, I search the immediate intervention of the Lagos State Authorities by the Ministry of Transportation and Workplace of the Particular Adviser to the Governor on Transportation to find a long-lasting resolution to the assaults by NURTW members.”

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