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Unrest in Ibadan as Park Managers, NURTW clash in Ibadan

Unrest in Ibadan as Park Managers, NURTW clash in Ibadan

A bloody clash occurred between members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Park Management System in Ibadan leading to the deaths of about three people.

The clash is a sequel to a recent ruling by an Oyo State High Court which nullified the appointment of park managers in the state.

The park management system was inaugurated by Governor Seyi Makinde last year after the proscription of the activities of the NURTW.

The court had declared the Park Management System illegal in a ruling last week. Apparently, struggling for the control of motor parks within the city, the NURTW and the park managers were embroiled in crisis.

According to an eyewitness, Kazeem Ekolo no fewer than three members of the union were killed.

He added that three members of NURTW were killed and the so-called park managers evacuated their corpses adding that the Governor must be proactive. 

He added that four other persons were shot at the Ifeleye market in Ibadan by hoodlums who came from the Foko area of Ibadan.

When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Gbenga Fadeyi said he has not been informed about the incident. 

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