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Okada riders, truck drivers clash in Akure

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By Osagie Otabor, Akure

Commercial motorcyclists known as okada riders on Saturday clashed with truck drivers after an okada rider rammed into a stationary truck on Friday night.

Both the okada rider and his passenger died on the spot

The incident infuriated other okada riders who vandalised and set the truck ablaze.

What angered the okada riders was that the truck driver did not put any caution sign on the road to indicate that a faulty truck.

Other truck drivers mobilised on Saturday morning and started attacking any okada rider found along the High Court road area in Akure where the incident occurred.

More than five okada riders were injured in the attacks while the truck drivers used their trucks to block roads in the area protesting the burnt truck.

Ondo State Government officials led by Senior Special Assistant to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Security Matters, Jimoh Dojumo visited the scene and called for a halt to hostilities while investigation is carried out.

 


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