Chaos, fear as Lagos NURTW factions clash, exchange gunshots

Chaos, fear as Lagos NURTW factions clash, exchange gunshots

- There was pandemonium at the Obalende area of Lagos on Thursday, February 11

- This was caused by a clash between two rival NURTW factions in the state

- The clash came with gunshots that threw the entire area into total confusion

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A very violent and brutal clash between factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) on Thursday, February 11, disrupted business activities at Obalende, Lagos Island.

Lagosians who went about their usual daily activities were thrown into confusion especially after hearing rapid gunshots said to have come from around the Ken Salem House, The Nation reports.

Chaos, fear as Lagos NURTW factions clash, exchange gunshots

Rival NURTW factions exchanged gunshots at Obalende area of Lagos (Photo: The Nation)
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, members of the NURTW have been banned from collecting dues and revenues on behalf of the government at the motor parks and garages in Ogun state.

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A statement on the ban was issued by the Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun on Sunday, February 7.

In a statement released by the commissioner for information and strategy, Abdulwaheed Odusile, the governor told the leadership of the NURTW and their operatives to stay away from all parks and garages in the state.

The governor said security agencies have been ordered to arrest and prosecute any NURTW member that goes against the warning.

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The state government disclosed that the warning became necessary in view of intelligence reports by the security agencies that the union is planning to resume collection of revenues at the motor parks in the state.

The statement recalled that the activities of NURTW were suspended at motor parks due to the leadership crisis in the union.

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In another report, Nigerians took to social media to react to the book that was allegedly published by the Lagos state chairman of the NURTW, MC Oluomo.

The photo of the book titled My Service to Humanity is trending on social media and many have reacted to it in different ways. While some congratulated MC Oluomo on the publication of his book, others could not hide their surprise that he could author a book.


Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.


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