The brewing tension and crisis in the Lagos State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) escalated with a bloody clash yesterday as factions engaged in a free-for-all, leading to the death of one of the chieftains in Ojota area of the state.
The fracas paralysed business and social activities in the area, as banks and other commercial institutions immediately locked up for business while people scampered to safety.
It was reported that a motor park chairman was killed in the clash between the rival gangs, which openly brandished guns and cutlasses, while some members accused one Azeez Stainless, who was allegedly suspended from the union, of using the clash to take over the park. It was also gathered that juju was used in killing the chairman.
Immediately, a forwarded broadcast on social media went viral on all social media platforms with eyewitnesses sending messages to family members and loved ones to avoid the tense area until a new leadership emerges. Read more