Eleven wounded, shops vandalised as rival transport workers clash in Ekiti

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It was a bloody Sunday in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, as not less than eleven members of the rival factions of local chapter of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) sustained serious injuries during a clash.

Apart from those who sustained serious injuries, houses, shops and other property belonging to union leaders and members were vandalized.

Various kinds of weapons were said to have been used in the fracas with victims sustaining deep cuts on their heads, necks and other parts of their bodies.

The victims were said to be supporters of the RTEAN Southwest Zonal Chairman, Chief Isaac Fatimehin aka Ayinrin and Ekiti RTEAN chairmanship aspirant, Mr. Adebayo Aderiye aka Ojuigo.

The union has been hit by crisis over attempts to change the leadership following the last governorship election in the state.

Fatimehin accused the former RTEAN, Chief Rotimi Olanbiwonnu aka Mentilo of being responsible for the attack and destruction of his shopping complex.

Police spokesman Caleb Ikechukwu said he has not been briefed on the latest attack promising to get back as soon as official report gets to his table from the police station investigating the incident.

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