Thursday, March 4, 2021

One feared killed in renewed clash between Offa, Erin-Ile


One person was feared dead in a renewed bloody brawl between Offa and Erin-Ile in Offa and Oyun local areas of Kwara state.

The Nation

It was gathered the hostilities between members of transport unions in the two local government areas allegedly started on Wednesday and escalated on Thursday.

Unconfirmed reports claimed about five persons died in the clash.

There was report of gunshots and use of dangerous weapons during the melee while the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) office in the area was reportedly set ablaze by hoodlums.

It was also gathered the crisis was between members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) over a space of land earlier declared as unity land between the neighbouring towns of Offa and Erin-Ile.

Sources said the government had disallowed transporters from using the land as motor park over previous, crisis which reportedly resulted to communal clashes in the past.

It was gathered the recent crisis was caused by members of the transport unions when they planned to operate park on the land, resulting to attacks.

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