there are signs that bloody clash similar to the one that took place about three weeks ago at Iwo Road interchange, Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State is brewing between members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, and Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN. The two rival associations engaged in gun duels at Iwo Road over collection of fees and control of motor parks in the city which led to injuries on both sides.
Though, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Leye Oyebade has waded into the crisis, members of RTEAN now live in palpable fear as they alleged that their rival union, NURTW members have displaced them from their motor parks in the 11 councils in the state. In a petition to the Commissioner of Police, signed by RTEAN Chairman in Ona Ara Local Government, Mr Nureni Idris, said his members now walk in groups for fear of being attacked by NURTW members alleging that a chairman of the drivers’ union in the local government is threatening his members on a daily basis.
CULLED FROM: vanguardngr.com