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Panic, Gunshots As Oyo NURTW Factions Clash in Ibadan



Pandemonium in Egbeda area of Ibadan as residents ran for cover as NURTW members clashed. According to The Nation, members of public picked race after deafening sound of gunshots boomed at the weekend.

The Nation reports that two factions of the state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) were alleged to taken to the streets, with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons, as they engaged in violent clash.

It was learnt that trouble started when a former chairman of the union in the state, Mukaila Lamidi (aka Auxiliary), in company of some of his men and two officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps invaded the house of an estranged aide, Musliudeen Muideen, with guns, axes and other dangerous weapons.

It was gathered that apart from beating and shooting Muideen, members of his household including his brothers were dealt with, as residents who had sporadic gunshots fled.

Auxiliary had since denied the allegations, saying that the claim was not true as it was perpetrated to blackmail in front of Governor Seyi Makinde.

Alhaji Ahmed Raheem, one of Auxiliary’s aide, told The Nation, that the allegation was an attempt to destroy his reputation.

He also disclosed that Auxiliary had intelligent report that some hoodlums were planing to attack people to tarnish his name and went there with the NSCDC officials to arrest them and subsequently handed them over to men of the state joint security task force.