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Monday, 3 August 2015

CHAOS: Transport Workers’ Clash Claims 1, 10 Arrested

A renewed crisis that broke out between members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria(RTEAN) in Offa, Kwara State yesterday allegedly claimed one life.
The latest clash was allegedly caused by a disagreement between the two unions on the way of conveying the students of Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa going on internship to Ondo, Ekiti and other neighbouring states.

Scores of vehicles were also vandalized while the secretariat of one of the unions was torched during the fracas.
Scores of others were said to have sustained machete cuts.
The spokesman of the state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi (ASP) confirmed that one person who received deep machete cut in the neck had died, adding that the police had arrested 10 persons who are assisting in the investigations.
A member of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Hassan Oyeleke described the incident as unfortunate, saying Offa community is reputed for its spirit of fraternity and brotherhood.
“We are just recovering from the 2013 communal clashes which were triggered by the same unions. We are tasking every one member of the community in order to rebuild the over 200 shops in Owode Market destroyed

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