NURTW: Lagos govt asks thugs to stop bloody battles [Video]


Lagos State Government has actually appealed to the National Union of Road Transport Workers(NURTW )to end their violence.

The federal government interested the union to desist from destruction, which offers credence to insinuations that Lagos permits ruffians and wrongdoers.

On Thursday, opposition gang members attacked each other, leaving many hurt including commuters and traders.

Someone is feared dead.

Guns, cutlasses, knives, clubs and unsafe weapons were freely utilized throughout the fracas that disabled service activities.

Parts of the Lagos Island consisting of Idumota, Kosoko, Oluwole, Martins and Balogun witnessed the bloody clashes. The disruption has actually spilt to Friday.

In a statement, Gbenga Oyerinde, Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Central Business Districts urged warring factions to welcome peace.

Oyerinde attributed the violence to “seepage of the location by street gangs and hooligans from other parts of the state into the island under the guise of membership of NURTW”.

The aide noted that the federal government “is doing all within its power to restore the peace of the area”.

Oyerinde advised members of the public to be alert and security conscious while within the Lagos Island Business District.

“Security operatives have been mandated to prosecute and detain anyone breaching the peace of the area”, he said.

Oyerinde further told security operatives not to be discouraged in their efforts to protect lives and home.

NURTW factions are known to regularly take part in free-for-all fights over power tussles at different areas and parks.

The Lagos government is accused of failing to jail and prosecute the rioters.