War drums are beating and security high alert should be fully focused on Agric Busstop, Ikorodu today, as news reaching our desk from a very reliable source indicates that bloody clashes may erupt between members of National Union Of Road Transport Workers, NURTW; the aggressors whom have threatened to forcefully take over road territories from Road Transport Employer’s Association RTEAN who are the present controllers, having been they who fought for its establishment years back.
NURTW believes it has the right to claim the remaining 6 LGs, having already conquered 51 out of 57 Lagos LGs in existence and are ready to perpetrate grim violence against any group or gathering standing in their way.
Da Scenario spoke to the RTEAN Zonal Chairman (Ayangburen Unit) in the area, Mr. Segun Omole, A.k.a Pero, and the soft-spoken, dynamic leader who has been in charge of the affairs of the Association for a long time by popular demand stated that the issue could have been a minor one had NURTW agreed to a peace plan they had proposed where the days of work could be split equally between the two bodies but the latter preferred an all out war.
Also, Mr. Seyi Odumosu, the RTEAN Vice Chairman, Agric Unit also spoke saying that RTEAN has been peacefully handling operations in the area being the recognized pioneers for over 30 years, till now, that NURTW suddenly popped out of nowhere to try and hijack all they had worked for in decades under a flimsy excuse that the Government granted them permission to unfollow the due process of Law to cause mayhem.
However, this morning, a large sea of Yellow RTEAN shirts could be seen enmasse, as all members of the Association gathered to signify readiness for anything.
Also being the gallant and ever-ready officer she is, DPO of Owutu Police Station, DSP Margareth Okonkwo, her combat ready anti-riot team and several patrol vehicles could be seen stationed at the bus stop, watching and waiting to forestall breakdown of Law and Order in her Jurisdiction.
Now, as the arms of the clock ticks away slowly, everyone is watchfully waiting, tense and ready for anything.
Residents of the area who spoke on condition of anonymity said they pray that the government should quickly Wade into the matter to forestall break down of law and order which would also affect residents and businesses, or worse, countless lives may be lost, should violence erupt between the two parties.