Lagos: Chaos in Obalende as rival NURTW groups exchange gunfire

Gunshots have been reportedly fired as rival factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) clashed in the Obalende Area of Lagos.

The clash which started around 8am on Thursday, caused panic in the area as motorists, passengers and passersby scampered for safety.

“Avoid Obalende right now,” Twitter user @DE_COMMUNICATOR said in the caption of a video shared from the chaos which showed people fleeing the area.

“Thugs are heavily armed with guns shooting here and there,” he wrote.

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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