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Osun NURTW Members Clash, Car Razed



Some members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Osun State clashed on Monday, causing tension around the Old Garage motor park in Osogbo, the state capital.

Reports have it that the hoodlums, who are fighting over the park, shoot sporadically, leaving residents in fear as they scamper for safety.

They were also said to have attacked motor parks around Oke-Baale, Ilesa Garage and Old Coca-Cola Area all within the Osogbo metropolis.

The attackers were said to have attacked some union members reporting for duty.

As of the time of filing this report, the alleged attackers were said to be occupying the secretariat located along Osogbo/Ilesa road.

It was also learnt that the hoodlums behind the attack injured the state Financial Secretary of the union, Sunday Akinwale and vandalised the building as well as some vehicles parked within the premises.

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Confirming the attack, the State Secretary of the Union, Osundiya Akinsola, said he was ferried to safety by some policemen who responded to distress call when the attackers stormed the area.

He further said, “Our Financial Secretary, Sunday Akinwale, was attacked. Our state secretariat was vandalised.

“Our park at Old Coca Cola Area in Osogbo was attacked, our members at Ijetu Motor park in Osogbo were attacked.

“A bus and a Toyota Sienna vehicle belonging to the Financial Secretary parked within the premises of our state secretariat were vandalised. Those that perpetrated the attack are still there presently.

“In all, over 10 members were attacked and injured. This number included those that were attacked in Ilesa town. Those that carried out the attack wanted to forcefully take over the leadership of the union.

“The ring leader of the attack is not one of our officials. He wanted to forcefully take over the union. He has shown interest in becoming the State Chairman and his ambition is against the Constitution of our union. We have informed the police, the Department of State Services and even the family of the new governor about activities of these miscreants.”

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