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Nationwide strike: Four injured as NLC, touts clash in Jos

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Four officials of the labour union have sustained serious injuries following a violent clash between the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) enforcement team and a group of transporters at NTA Park Jos.

It was gathered that the clash was allegedly provoked by members of a privately owned transport company which operates from a motor park located at Yakubu Gowon Way opposite NTA Jos.

It was learnt while a monitoring team of the Organised labour unions was going around Jos city to monitor compliance, it decided to walk into the park to address the owners of the transport company.

According to the Vice chairman of NLC who led the team, Comrade Sunday Ayodele, “Immediately the touts at the park saw us arriving at the gate of the park they started hauling stone at us thinking we are members of the NURTW.

“Unknown to us, there is a pending dispute between the private transport company and NURTW Jos. And the touts in the park simply descended on our members. Before could understand the reason for the attack, the touts injured 4 members of NLC.

“It took the intervention of the security agencies for calm to be restored at the park. We had to withdraw our enforcement team from the park to allow peace to reign in the areas.

“Meanwhile, we conveyed our men to the hospital where they are currently receiving medical attention,” Ayodele said.

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