Commuters scamper for safety as commercial drivers clash in Ado-Ekiti

Commuters scamper for safety as commercial drivers clash in Ado-Ekiti ekitireporters
Illustrative Picture of members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers on the road. (The Guardian)

Commuters scampered for safety earlier this morning as commercial drivers clashed in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital of Ekiti.

According to reports reaching us at EkitiReporters, the drivers who were seen wielding dangerous weapons attacked each other physically, while also damaging vehicles.

The cause of the drivers union clash still remains largely unknown, though commuters are advised to avoid Okeyimi, Old garage and Ijigbo axis, at the moment till men of the police force can restore calm.

This is coming after a violent clash among members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) claimed one life in Igogo-Ekiti, in Moba Local Government area of Ekiti State, late last month.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, while speaking on the Moba clash confirmed the death of one of the drivers. He said;

“We heard that it was a clash between two drivers and one of them was said to have hit the deceased with a substance suspected to be a charm and died.

“Due to the fact that a life was lost, it got escalated, but the Commissioner of Police, Mr Asuquo Amba, quickly drafted more men to the area and normalcy has since been restored.”

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