Aftermath Of NURTW Suspension In Lagos; Tension Still Grips Oshodi





Residents and other business owners around Oshodi and its environs are still gripped with fear following the bloody clash that happend on‎ Saturday between factional members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).
The burial of the leader of the Motorcycle operators, Rasaq Bello, at the weekend sparked off renewed violence as his loyalists swore to retaliate.
According to a report by Eyes Of Lagos, commercial activities were almost grounded, with only a few shops open for business while many others were under lock and key.
Also, there was tension following the video which surfaced online about the bomb scare at Oshodi.
The Lagos State Police Command and the Lagos State Government however reacted to the bomb blast news, saying that it was false.
A statement signed by the chairman of the state Task Force, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, assures residents of the safety of lives and properties around Mafoluku, Shogunle, Sadiku, Ladipo and the entire Oshodi area of the state.
He disclosed that the activities of the NURTW and its rival transport workers’ union (RTEAN) across the Oshodi area had been put under checks and control of the Lagos State Taskforce and other security agencies.
SP Egbeyemi further said that different warring factional leaders who tried to cause confusion in the area had been arrested, and were with Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni for proper interrogation.
However, the chairman warned miscreants and hoodlums to desist from causing chaos in Oshodi and the entire State as anyone arrested would be immediately charged to court for prosecution.

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