One Killed As NURTW Factions Clash In Delta


One man identified as Isa Alika has been killed and several others injured in a clash between two factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, weekend, in Agbor, Delta State.

The clash prompted the deployment of soldiers and policemen to the area to douse the tension. The leader of one of the factions was reportedly arrested and detained by the security agents.

Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, had last Wednesday, cautioned the warring NURTW members not to threaten the peace of the state.

The national executive of the union was said to have waded into the disagreement and dissolved the executive of the union in the area when one of the leaders refused the creation of another chapter in Ika axis, and took up arms against those opposed to his continued leadership.