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3 injured as road transport workers clash

06 November 2012, 07:53

Okpella - Three persons on Monday morning sustained serious gunshot wounds in Okpella, Edo, as rival factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) fought over the  leadership of the group.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the fight started at 6a.m. with some members of the union also receiving machete cuts.

NAN learnt that the fight was over the alleged refusal of the Okpella branch acting chairman of NURTW  to conduct elections after serving in the capacity for four years.

The development allegedly caused a split of the branch into two factions.

Sources said one of factions allegedly forcibly invaded the union office on Monday morning with thugs, forcing the other faction to regroup and fight back.

NAN learnt that the union members freely used guns and other dangerous weapons during the fight.

The fight resulted to a stoppage of business activities in the area and caused a traffic jam on the Okene/Auchi/Benin highway.

The Police Area Commander, Mr. David Jimwang, confirmed the incident  but said the situation had been brought under control.

He told NAN on telephone that he received a petition on the matter last week and called a meeting of both groups.

"After I got this report, I invited them for a meeting but the person whom the petition was against was not present and we had all agreed to meet this morning (Monday).

"I was actually waiting to meet with them this morning only for me to hear that there was trouble there.

"Things have calmed down now but we have all agreed to meet again on Wednesday to conclude the issue," Jimwang said.


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