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Obalende on fire as NURTW rival factions clash in Lagos

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On Thursday morning, gunshots rocked the Obalende area of Lagos, as rival factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), clashed.

It is believed the chaos began around 8am, leading to panic, as motorists, passengers and passersby ran for safety.

One Twitter user @DE_COMMUNICATOR shared a clip from the melee.

He captioned the video: “Avoid Obalende right now. Thugs are heavily armed with guns shooting here and there”.

Another user @AbassOyeyemi said, “Insecurity in Lagos has skyrocketed. Especially on the Island. Crazy shooting by NURTW guys going on at Obalende. This is just after about four days of shootings at Adeniji Adele. Thank God for life.”

The Complaint Response Unit of the Nigeria Police Force which responded to the video, said: “DPOs and other policemen are on ground addressing the situation. Thank you for contacting NPF-CRU.”

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