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One feared dead, many injured as Ondo NURTW members clash

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A man has been reportedly killed on Tuesday in a clash between two factions of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Akure, Ondo state.

The clash, which occurred around popular Oba Adesida road in Akure, the capital of Ondo State on Tuesday morning, has also left several persons injured and vehicles damaged, TheCable reports.

The fight comes barely 48 hours after the factional unionists fought at Owode area of the state, causing injuries to many people.

NewsWireNGR gathered that the residents and traders in the had to run for their lives with business activities were paralysed when the armed unionists attacked each other.

Although the cause of the fight was unknown, as at the time of filing this report, it may not be unconnected from the suspension of the activities of NURTW and Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) from all motor parks in the state.

Both unions were warned to stop collecting dues and levies from commercial drivers in the state.

Details later..

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