One ‘killed’, 17 arrested as hoodlums clash in Lagos


Precious Igbonwelundu

 

One person was Monday feared killed and others injured after crisis broke out between factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) at Oluwole, Lagos Island.

The fight which started at about 2:45pm was said to have been over the control of park.
It was gathered that parties had agreed on weekly control of the Oluwole Park for each faction so that peace would reign in the area.

But one said was said to have reneged on this agreement, which forced the other faction to storm the streets ready for war.

Traders around Mandelas, shoppers and residents of the area were said to have scampered to safety when the hoodlums started throwing bottles across the road.

The Nation reports that yesterday fight at Oluwole was the third in two weeks involving NURTW members in the area.

Meanwhile, violence also broke out at the Berger Bridge along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Sunday evening that left at least two persons injured.

It sad gathered that the fight…



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