Lagos NURTW members fights over control of park


There was turmoil in the Pako-Aguda area of Surulere, Lagos State, on Tuesday 17 December 2019, as hoodlums from the Aguda and Ijesha areas again engaged in a supremacy battle and exchanged gunshots.

It was gathered that two persons, Timileyin Odulana and one Mr Alagodo lost their lives on Sunday and Monday in the clash that had been going on for a week.

The deceased and scores of injured persons were alleged to belong to different factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the Aguda and Ijesha areas of the state.

The factions were said to be fighting for the control of a motorpark in the area.

On Tuesday around 6am, hoodlums from the Ijesha area in a bid to avenge the death of one of the victims were said to have stormed the Pako-Aguda area and engaged their opponents in sporadic gunshots.

A source who identified himself simply as Akin, said the residents heard gunshots on Monday evening and on Tuesday morning, adding that they had to run helter-skelter in order not to be caught in the crossfire.

He said, “The hoodlums attacked one another around 9pm at the Cassette bus stop in Aguda on Monday, and this morning (Tuesday), I saw people running helter-skelter when the hoodlums were fighting again, people have not been able to do their normal business and that has been the situation for some time.”



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