Many persons have been feared dead in Ondo following the clash between factions of the drivers’ Union of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, (NURTW) on Tuesday, 9th of March.
The clash started around 8.00am and is reportedly still on-going.
The commercial drivers are currently disrupting socio-economic activities in Akure, Ondo state. Many people were said to have sustained injuries of various degrees.
According to a resident, “The drivers, armed with dangerous weapons, are currently attacking one another and their personal vehicles as traders and commuters scampered for safety”.
The Ondo State Government, through the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Special Duties, Dr Doyin Odebowale, had earlier suspended the activities of the Road Transport Employers association of Nigeria and the NURTW in order for both Unions to meet and settle their differences.
It was however discovered that ‘greed” and “money sharing formula” was the reason behind the heavy clash.
According to him, the ticket printed by the Ondo State Internal Revenue Services would be sold to commercial drivers for the sum of N300.
He warned that anybody caught selling any other ticket would be arrested and prosecuted.
Details follow soon…..