Lagos Suspends Activities Of NURTW, RTEAN After Gang War That Killed Two People

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Following the rival clash between two groups that led to the killing of two people in Coker-Aguda, Surulere area of Lagos State, the Chairman of Coker-Aguda Local Council Development Area, Hon. Omobolanle Akinyemi Obe has announced the immediate suspension of the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Road Transport Employee Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in the council area until further notice.

The suspension, according to the Council boss, became necessary to ensure the safety of lives and properties of the peace loving people of Coker-Aguda LCDA which was threatened by the clash between rival unions in the area on Sunday 15th December, 2019, and the reprisal on Monday 16th December, 2019 which led to the death of two and arrest of many others.

DAILY POST reported that the Lagos State Police command arrested 75 suspects in connection with the rivalry between the two groups at Ijesha-Aguda, Surulere area of the State, in which two people were murdered.

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In a statement, the council chairman equally directed that operators of Beer Parlors/Bars and viewing centres in the area should close shop for their activities latest by 9pm until further notice, while slamming a total ban on Street Jamz/Carnivals during this festive period. The directive, according to him, is to ensure safety and security of the people, especially during the Yuletide.

“Residents and visitors to the Council area are enjoined to go about their businesses without fear as the situation has been brought under control by the prompt response of the Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Area C Command, Aguda/Ijesha Division, Surulere and they have resolved to intensify patrol and surveillance in and around the Council,” he stated.

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