3 Persons Feared Killed, Many Injured During NURTW, RTEAN Clash In Lagos

Date: 14-10-2021 9:27 pm (5 days ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
- at 14-10-2021 09:27 PM (5 days ago)
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Three persons were on Wednesday night feared killed and many others injured after members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) clashed.

Those feared killed were said to be RTEAN members allegedly gunned down by NURTW members on a revenge mission.

It was gathered that a fight broke out around 9:15pm on Wednesday at Mile Two between both groups following a scuffle over toll collection from truck drivers the previous day that left no fewer than 15 RTEAN members wounded.

Tuesday’s fight was said to have started at the Fatgbems bus stop along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway and escalated to Tin-Can First Gate with armed NURTW members insisting they were the ones to collect ticket fees from truck drivers entering Apapa port pegged at N2, 000.

This development was said to have not gone down well with RTEAN who usually issued tickets to its members at N800.

The disagreement between both unions, sources said, further heightened deep rooted bad blood prompting the state government to suspend toll collection by either of the unions so there would be peace.

Sources said there had been tension in the area since Monday, adding that another attack was prevented on Thursday morning by police operatives who fired teargas canisters to disperse hoodlums.

Posted: at 14-10-2021 09:27 PM (5 days ago) | Hero
- Kidfreshfunmi at 14-10-2021 09:47 PM (4 days ago)
That's just how you know its a shitty government structure when the responsibility of administrative tax is being collected by organisation of touts and hoodlums. And we're supposed to be a "globally recognised sovereign nation". Those same touts might as well be given the responsibility of collecting hospital bills, school fees, corporate taxes.....oh oh, how about central bank oil revenue? Ridiculous people.
Posted: at 14-10-2021 09:47 PM (4 days ago) | Newbie
- marijuanaa at 14-10-2021 11:08 PM (4 days ago)
We re in trouble in this country...
Posted: at 14-10-2021 11:08 PM (4 days ago) | Upcoming
- gogoman at 15-10-2021 01:20 AM (4 days ago)
 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 15-10-2021 01:20 AM (4 days ago) | Addicted Hero
- constigoldo at 15-10-2021 08:49 AM (4 days ago)
Mile two is one of the areas prone to this type of rubbish.
Posted: at 15-10-2021 08:49 AM (4 days ago) | Gistmaniac