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Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by EcoBrick: 8:50am On Jan 24, 2021
By Ogochukwu Anioke, Abakaliki

January 24, 2021
At least seven persons have been killed while many were seriously injured as members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers clashed in Effin, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Though details of what led to the clash were still sketchy at the time of filing this report, a source in the community said the clash is an escalation of a leadership crisis in the union.

The source said the faction of the union from Effin clashed with the faction from Ezza Effium over sharing formula for the revenue generated from the park.

He said the clashes spiked into the community leading to casualties on both sides.

Houses, cars and other properties were also torched as the crisis spilled over into the community.

There was pandemonium in the community as the crisis escalated with many deserting the community to neighbouring communities.

Also, health workers and staff of the National Population Commission who were on assignment in the area were cut in the crossfire.

Following the incident, Ebonyi State Government announced a ban on activities of the Union in Effuim Motor Park in Ohaukwu Local Government Area.

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Conflict Resolution in the state, Mr. Stanley Okoro Emegha, announced the ban in Abakaliki, yesterday.

Emegha said the clashes engulfed the entire Effuim and Ezza Effusion communities because the Chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers in the area allowed politicians to meddle into the affairs of the union.

He said that Ohaukwu Local Government authorities would be mandated to take over the park where the incident emanated from.

“It was not something that happened on the grounds of IPOB, neither was it a politically related matter; it was a national transport union case dragging the leadership of a motor park.

“It has been a matter I handled earlier before this time directing that National Union of Road Transport Workers is an organisation recognised by the federal government but has no right in our motor park because we discovered that what they were doing was not in tandem with the peace effort of the state government”, he said

The commissioner said all government personnel on special national assignments in the community, who were trapped by the crisis, had been rescued while the area was calm, following the deployment of security men.

“All the people trapped in the area, not only health personnel, but also staff of the National Population Commission, were safely evacuated. My office deployed security and vehicles on the directive of the governor and all of them were rescued. No scratch on them and the place is calm now.”

Emegha said when he contacted the State Chairman of the union, he claimed to be out of the state and wondered why he should be absent from the state when his union was in crisis.

He warned that the government would bring to book all the politicians, whether serving in the government or in the opposition party, who played a role in sparking up the crisis.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Aliyu Garba, said over nine persons were critically injured and receiving treatment at the hospital.

He said some suspects had also been arrested while investigation continues into the matter.

“Actually, it was my first litmus, but like I told you, normalcy has been restored; we have lots of them that have been arrested and investigations are ongoing.”

Aliyu, who visited the scene, said normalcy had been restored as police operatives and personnel from sister agencies have been moved into the community.

It was also gathered that Governor David Umahi dispatched the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kelechi Igwe, who visited the area to calm the situation.
https://thenationonlineng.net/seven-killed-many-injured-as-nurtw-leadership-crisis-turns-bloody/

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Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by phenomental40(m): 8:51am On Jan 24, 2021
nurtw has been causing more harm than good I suggests they should be scrap as the SARS. happy Sunday FTC for the first time dedicated to those who died RIP

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Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by InfernoNig(m): 8:52am On Jan 24, 2021
Bad news everywhere and everyday. Na God go help this kontri Naija

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Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by Deborah98(f): 8:55am On Jan 24, 2021
Just imagine how people kill themselves for earthly position.

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Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by Nobody: 8:58am On Jan 24, 2021
Nah wah for this ebonyi state o. Abi no be the same state we hear say a chairman and a state assembly member they fight yesterday and more than 40 people died Now, NURTW members don start them own again.

There was a time we hardly hear of Ebonyi in the news. It was just a state like kebbi, you will hardly hear anything about kebbi in the news... Whether for good or bad, the state just dey him own lane for this Nigeria grin

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Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by Officialgarri: 9:09am On Jan 24, 2021
We call on Chief Mc Oluomo to wade into this matter and teach them how it is done in the SW

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Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by Xscape1993(m): 9:10am On Jan 24, 2021
Africans don't value lives that I know. Evil everywhere!

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Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by Drakkernoir: 9:11am On Jan 24, 2021
These Union guys and violence sha......

Is that all these transport people know?

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Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by TheGame20(m): 9:17am On Jan 24, 2021
It's too early for all these bloodshed.. May God keep us and our family safe

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Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by Capsule101(m): 10:09am On Jan 24, 2021
Kill yourselves pls it helps in reducing d numbers of rogues on d street

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Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by Topmaike007(m): 10:09am On Jan 24, 2021
Okay
Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:10am On Jan 24, 2021
Happiness is Free.

If you wanna live the rest of your lives in sorrow, tears and blood, it is a personal choice.

If you wanna live a good life, doing positive things for your self, your future and your family, that is also relative.
As we see many sane, positive minded and hardworking Nigerian youths both male and female making it in their personal endeavors in life.
While the other ones keep blaming different people for the miseries in their frustrated lazy lives.

This day, the choice is yours.

We Rise!

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Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by Engrduke: 10:12am On Jan 24, 2021
So "Agberoism" is not synonymous with Lagos and Southwest alone?
Lol.
Sorry, they are Tinubu and MC Oluomo boys.

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Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by Born2Breed(f): 10:12am On Jan 24, 2021
Agbero na Agbero. No matter their location, they all act the same.

The first time I saw battle axe was when some agberos were preparing for a showdown in my city many years ago.

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Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by NLacctsForSale: 10:13am On Jan 24, 2021
Oga oo
Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by Wiseandtrue(f): 10:13am On Jan 24, 2021
Ebonyi has been peaceful before APC came on board undecided hmmmm
Officialgarri:
We call on Chief Mc Oluomo to wade into this matter and teach them how it is done in the SW
Yes! Let's call MC Oluomo to teach them how it's done

That a tout can be more successful than a graduate when terrorising people

That a tout can build a 5 star hotel yet have Amotekun arrest kids in the forest for practising thuggery

Yes! Let's keep encouraging them

Very soon there will be no need for schools

Thuggery will be full fledged

When they start confronting the Nigerian Army, police and other security outfit, I hope you will not change your story to IPOB then undecided

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Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by MrNipplesLover(m): 10:13am On Jan 24, 2021
Will be back.
Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by aryzgreat: 10:16am On Jan 24, 2021
Abakeleke and aboki mentality

Small fight they will matchet somebody.

This agbero lazy work is not in tandem with Igbo huzzling spirit

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Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by Goodman247: 10:16am On Jan 24, 2021
Agberos grin grin
Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by Asgard13: 10:16am On Jan 24, 2021
grin

Decamp to APC AND LOSE YOUR PEACE AND THAT OF YOUR STATE

ALL APC STATES ARE IN DEEP SECURITY ISSUES
IF NOT FULANI
IS NURTW..

Yet you see them crucifying MAKINDE..

Apc is EVIL..

THEIR BLOOD SACRIFICE IS UNPARALLELED
Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by Yakuza69: 10:18am On Jan 24, 2021
Chai hatred is stong here grin
Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by Nobody: 10:18am On Jan 24, 2021
so dem dey do agbero there too.

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Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by teacherbim(f): 10:19am On Jan 24, 2021
So Agbero are also there but I do hear they are only here

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Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by Gabkosh: 10:19am On Jan 24, 2021
Thought there is no Agbero in Igboland hahahahaha grin

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Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by Starcrest1: 10:19am On Jan 24, 2021
Nawa o. The killings in Nigeria is getting too much.

This ain't brilliant......
Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by mightyhazel: 10:21am On Jan 24, 2021
population reduction for touts..not bad
Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by CodeTemplar: 10:21am On Jan 24, 2021
Hooligans
Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by mightyhazel: 10:21am On Jan 24, 2021
Gabkosh:
Thought there is no Agbero in Igboland hahahahaha grin
i see you are greatly overjoyed... no be only u dey do agbero and thuggery afterall..

congrats
Re: Seven Killed, Many Injured As NURTW Leadership Crisis Turns Bloody by PVision2020(m): 10:23am On Jan 24, 2021
The lousy hypocrites from the other side will want to make us believe MC is the only agbero in the world and that there is no agbero in their region. NURTW is a national union with branches in every public motor park in the nation.
Maybe MC Oluomo will help them settle this friendly match.

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