Residents of Agbado in Alimosho Local Government Area in Lagos State, were left distressed as factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) clashed in the early hours of today.
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Road users and passersby also scampered for safety as sounds of gunshots rented the air.
Confirming the incident, Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the conflict was over ticket collection at the parks, adding that policemen have been deployed in the affected areas.
“It was a brewing conflict over ticketing that would have led to a violent confrontation/crisis between two factions of NURTW in Kola Bus Stop area and its environs.
“Police patrol teams from Alakuko, Agbado, Ijaiye- Ojokoro and reinforcements from the headquarters have been deployed to the area on the order of the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi.
“The place is calm. No threat to lives and property currently as the police are still maintaining their presence in the area”, he said.
The State Government had in January suspended NURTW operations in the Idumota area of Lagos Island following the violent clash in the area.
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