No less than 10 persons were injured and three vehicles burnt in Lafia yesterday in a fresh clash between members of two rival drivers’ unions in Nasarawa State.
The unions are the National Union of Road Transport Workers and Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) Lafia branch. The incident, which occurred at the new RTEAN Park along Makurdi Road Lafia, left several people scampering for safety while the brawl lasted as the combatants used dangerous weapons.
At the RTEAN Garage where the incident took place, the three vehicles set ablaze by yet to be identified youths were still burning while police officers maintained peace at the premises.
Official of RTEAN, Malam Amali Yusuf, who was still at the scene of the incident, alleged that 10 of their members were attacked by members of the rival union for pulling out to join another union.
Police Public Relations Officer for Nasarawa police command Michael Adah confirmed that five persons had been arrested in connection with the incident. (NAN)