NURTW members arrested in Ibadan over Dugbe unrest


Five members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) were on Friday arrested over a clash in Ibadan, Oyo State. It was gathered that trouble started over an argument at a naming ceremony held at Inalende area of the state capital.

The police public relations officer (PPRO), SP Olabisi Ilobanafor, who confirmed the incident, said it had been brought under control.

According to Daily Times, the hoodlums were members of rival factions of the road transport union.
During the clash, it was learnt that dangerous weapons like guns, cutlasses and charms were freely used ,which forced shop owners to hurriedly shut their shops.

As a result of the clash, many Muslim worshippers were unable to have observe their Friday prayer.
Meanwhile, the convoy of Governor of Oyo State,  Abiola Ajimobi, and his Imo State counterpart, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, on Friday dislodged a group of hoodlums operating at the Dugbe area of the state capital.

Special adviser to the governor of Oyo State, Dr. Festus Adedayo, said the hoodlums had been having a field day in the area shooting guns and wielding machetes before the arrival of the governors.

The governors, who had just left the burial ceremony of the mother of Chief Niyi Akintola (SAN), were on their way to the Rochas Okorocha Foundation when they heard sporadic shots from the hoodlums and stampede from the adjoining market in the area.


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