NURTW factions clash in Abuja, shots fired


Two factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) clashed in Abuja on Tuesday as a witness says gunshots were fired during the fracas.

However, the witness, who requested anonymity, stated that he was unable to determine if the gunshots were fired by police or by union members clashing.

The clash is an escalation of the struggle between supporters of NURTW National President Tajudeen Baruwa and supporters of Badru Agbede.

Baruwa has been seeking the intervention of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to resolve the situation and restore his members to the national headquarters which is currently taken over by the police.

Police authorities are yet to comment on the matter as of the time of this report.