Violent Clashes: Lagos bans NURTW, places RRS on alert

Lagos State Authorities, on Tuesday, suspended the Nationwide Union of Road Transport Staff (NURTW) actions at Eyin Eyo, Church Road and Idumota Bridge, in Lagos Island, indefinitely.

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The indefinite suspension turned vital following violence in these areas.

Particular Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Oluwatoyin Fayinka introduced the suspension.

Fayinka said this at a stakeholders meeting comprising NURTW, Central Business District, CBD, and Lagos State Market Women Affiliation (Iya Oloja General and Iya Oloja of Lagos Island) held at Alausa, Ikeja, to deal with the disaster typically attributable to actions of transport union members.

To stop additional acts of violence at Idiomatic, Fayinka defined that the Lagos State Parks Monitoring Authority will resume work at Eyin Eyo.

Fayinka additional said that the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, has been directed to deploy Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) on Idumota Bridge to discourage motorists from driving in opposition to traffic in compliance with traffic guidelines and rules.

They may even implement the suspension of the NURTW throughout the axis and concurrently flush out the Oju Opake boys lurking alongside Plaza round Church Road axis.

Additionally suspended are the actions of the transport union at Church Road and John Road, significantly Keke Marwa and Mini Buses (Korope).

Fayinkaa added that the RRS, in collaboration with the State Police Command, will guarantee security of lives within the space.

“State safety operatives are hereby placed on crimson alert to make sure security and safety of lives and properties in Lagos Island and environs,” Fayinka said.

Appreciating the place simply taken by State Authorities, the Iya Oloja, Lagos Island, Alhaja Risikat Odumosu, expressed her displeasure on the wanton looting and destruction of their items in retailers round Idumota space.

She appealed to the state authorities to return to their rescue, including that “we is not going to stand again and watch our properties destroyed by miscreants from now the place.”

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