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Akeredolu suspends NURTW activities in Ondo, after clash claimed one life



Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has suspended all activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state till further notice, and ordered all members of the union to immediately vacate all motor parks across the state.

This came after one person was reported killed in renewed clash between factions of the union in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The victim was identified as Ademola Ademoyegun Shina while Adeyemi Samuel Ojuyobo and Akinyemi Bayo were injured in the process.

The victim, Ademola Adegoyegun aka “China” was gunned down by suspected members of a rival faction at Old Garage area of the city centre in the early hours of Tuesday.
The violent clash occurred at the Oja Oba Area of Akure, the capital of Ondo State on Tuesday morning barely 48 hours after the factional unionists fought at the Owode area of the state, causing injuries to many people.
Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Special Duties and strategy, Doyin Odebowale while speaking to journalists in Akure noted that the suspension will not affect the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN).
“The government hinged its decision on unruly and uncultured behaviour of the union leaders which resulted in violent attacks on members and other innocent people of the state,” he said.
“The government will not continue to fold its arms and allow innocent citizens to suffer in the hands of NURTW members who have resorted to violent attacks in recent times.
“This morning, there was pandemonium in major motor parks as NURTW officials engaged themselves in violent attacks, brandishing dangerous weapons such as guns and cutlasses.
“This indefinite suspension does not affect RTEAN, whose members have comported themselves in a peaceful manner.”

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