One person has been killed in renewed clash between factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Akure, Ondo State capital.

The victim was identified as Ademola Ademoyegun Shina while Adeyemi Samuel Ojuyobo and Akinyemi Bayo were injured in the process.

It was gathered the clash occurred at Ola Garage in Akure

One of the factions was said to be loyal to Ondo Chairman of the NURTW, Mr Jacob Adebo Idajo.

Both factions were reportedly summoned by National Chairman of NURTW, Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa and the Zonal Chairman, Olamilekan Salami to Osogbo on Monday for peace meeting but it ended in deadlock.

Sources said Idajo was advised to bring peace to the Ondo Chapter of the Union to allow the union resumes operation at the garage the following day.

The source said clashed began on Tuesday morning

A leader of the other faction against Idajo leaderahip, Mr. Toyin Olaoye Fayagbe, said: “Some of us were still at home this morning when our members called that they were been beaten at the park once they are identified as one of the delegations to Osogbo meeting.

“It was in the process that a group of armed thugs numbering about thirty approached the park and opened fire on them, killing one and leaving two injured.”

The factional group has begun protest to the palace of the Deji of Akure to express their grievances as at press time.

On Sunday, eight persons were injured when members of the NURTW clashed at the Owode area of the state.

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