Thursday, 26 February 2015

Five Persons Killed As Factional Groups Clash in Oshodi, Lagos

 Five persons were killed and about 30 vehicles burnt by irate youths on Wednesday in a renewed clash between two factional groups of thugs at the Mosafejo Saudi Motor Park in Oshodi.

Daily Times gathered that the irate youths invaded the motor park at about 1.30am, and set buses parked in the motor park ablaze, even the shops of traders in the park were also not speared by the rampaging youths.
A member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) who craved anonymity, told Daily Times that there had been serious misunderstandings between the two factional groups loyal to different chairmen in the motor park.

The source stated that on one occasion, both factions had engaged in a free-for-all fight that led to the burning of about five vehicles, and goods worth thousands of naira looted.

According to the source: “After the incident, the various branch chairmen in the motor park were invited by the state Chairman of the NURTW, Al­haji Tajudeen Agbede, to settle the issue.”
The sources added that the chairmen were made to sign an undertaking that there would not be crisis in both motor parks any longer.

“There was relative peace in the motor park after the intervention of the state chairman. But I was amazed when I received a phone call that the same thugs who invaded the park last week Thursday, had come to burn and destroy shops and vehicles parked in the garage at mid night.

“The hoodlums were said to be shooting sporadically when they invaded the park. Some traders who sell in the market overnight were mostly affected by the stray bullets from the thugs,” he lamented.

One of the victims, a trader, who simply gave her name as Remilekun, said that on Tuesday evening, when the thugs were returning from a political cam­paign, they came into the market threatening them that there would be war.

Daily Times