One Feared Dead in Ekiti Drivers’ Union Clash

One person has been reportedly killed on Thursday in a clash between two Drivers’ unions in Igogo Ekiti, Otun Local Government Area.

It was gathered that the crisis involved members of the National Union Road Transport Workers, NURTW, and Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, over daily tickets.

According to witnesses, one of the drivers was said to have obtained a ticket in the morning and declined to pay later in the day a situation which resulted to hot argument between them and later degenerated into fracas.

The incident left many injured and are currently receiving treatment in the hospital.

When contacted, the chairman of NURTW in Ekiti State, Mr. Osho Farotimi who confirmed the incident, described it as unfortunate.

Effort to confirm from the spokesperson for the Ekiti State Police Command, Mr. Caleb Ikechukwu whether any arrest had been made was unsuccessful as his phone was not reachable.

Olaniyi Alade

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