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MANY FEARED DEAD AS NURTW MEMBERS CLASH IN ONDO STATE.

Many persons have been feared dead as Commercial Drivers are currently disrupting socio- economic activities in Akure, Ondo State.

It was gathered that the crisis involved factions of the Drivers Union Of Road Transport Workers ( NURTW ).

” 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.

Some of the people were  also said to have sustained injury.

The clash wish is still on going started around 8am on Tuesday.

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 the Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Special Duties, Dr Doyin Odebowale said the suspension was to allow both Union to meet and settle their differences to prevent 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 tickets printed by the Ondo State Internal Revenue Services would be sold to commercial drivers for the sum of three hundred Naira  (#300).

He warned that anybody caught selling any other ticket will be arrested and prosecuted.