Lagos council suspends NUTRW, RTEAN activities over gang wars
The chairman of Coker-Aguda Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Mrs. Omobolanle Akinyemi-Obe, has announced the immediate suspension of the activities of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employee Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in the council area until further notice.
The suspension followed bloodbath between rival gangs in Aguda and Ijeshatedo axis of Coker-Aguda and Itire-Ikate LCDAs of Lagos State. Three persons have been confirmed dead with many injured. It was further gathered that two police officers were injured in the process of restoring peace.
The suspension, according to the council boss, becomes necessary to ensure safety of lives and properties of the people of Coker-Aguda LCDA. Akinyemi-Obe said the peace of the community was threatened by the clash between rival unions in the area on Sunday and the reprisal attack on Monday, which led to the death of two and arrest of many others.
Meanwhile, the NURTW Lagos State Council chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, a.k.a MC Oluomo, has described the council chairman’s action as a welcome development. Though he denied the involvement of members of his union in the commotion, Akinsanya however said he would support any action that would guaranty peace in the area.