Mayhem In Ibadan, As NURTW Factions Clash

Thugs on the rampage.

•Thugs on the rampage.

There was pandemonium in Ibadan capital of Oyo State today as hoodlums suspected to be  members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, in their hundreds clashed in  three areas of the state.

•Thugs on the rampage.

P.M.NEWS gathered that hoodlums allegedly loyal to factional leader of the union, Alhaji  Lateef Salako a.k.a. Elewe Omo, stormed the  NURTW Secretariat at Olomi area of Ibadan to  chase away Alhaji Lateef Akinsola a.k.a. Tokyo, who was reinstated by the National  Industrial Court in Abuja  as the authentic NURTW chairman in the state.

It was gathered that over 88 vehicles belonging to Tokyo’s faction were destroyed during the  mayhem that started in the wee hours of today.

According to the state NURTW Secretary, Comrade Lekan Aleshinoye, Tokyo’s boys  confronted  them at about 4 a.m. today during which they destroyed their vehicles vandalised offices and  injured several people.

He alleged that they came with some policemen that assisted them in their operation.

Another report has it that hoodlums in 50 vehicles stormed the motor park at tollgate along  Ibadan expressway in attempt to take over the park. They attacked the NURTW members in the  park in an attempt to take over the place.

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One of the vehicles they came with, an Isuzu SUV, was allegedly loaded with guns, charms and  other dangerous weapons.

During the attack, one person was injured and was taken to an undisclosed hospital. Over 20  vehicles were allegedly destroyed at the toll gate.

As at the time of filling this report, some hoodlums were still clashing with one another at  Iwo road.

Policemen seem to be having a hard time controlling the clash. Armoured personnel carriers  have been deployed to strategic places in the state to curtail further violence.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Alhaji Adisa Bolanta, denied the allegation that he  mobilised thugs to attack Toyko’s boys.

—Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan

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