NURTW, Park Managers Clash: Traders Call For Adequate Security

Residents and traders in Ojo, Akinyele Local Government area of Oyo state want security agents to come to their aid to safeguard their lives and property.

Baale of Ojo, Chief Amusa Olagboyega stated this in an interview with Radio Nigeria while reacting on clash that ensued between suspected proscribed members of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Oyo state park managers at Ojo.
Findings of Radio Nigeria revealed that the court judgement which declared operation of Park Managers in Oyo state from collecting fees from park as illegal orchestrated the clash between the two groups.
It was gathered that a trader idetified as Fausat (Mama Wumi), was reportedly hit by a stray bullet.
Baale of Ojoo, Chief Amusa Olagboyega condemned the crisis and urged warring parties to understand and respect court’s verdict for peace to reign the state instead of public disturbances.
Traders have closed their shops marketers to honour one of them that lost her live in the clash.
One of the traders who preferred anonymity told Radio Nigeria that the victim has been buried.
Iyaloja of Ojoo and Chairman of Oyo State Butchers’ Union, Youth Wing, Alhaja Fausat Saka and Alhaji Muideen Alade appealed to Governor Seyi Makinde to find solution to the crisis to prevent loss of lives and property.
As at the time of filing in this report, security agents were seen at strategic points of Ojoo to maintain peace and order.

Reacting, Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi said one person sustained injury and the Criminal Investigation Department CID is investigating the matter.

Saka Lawal

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