Gunshots are reportedly being fired in Obalende area of Lagos State as rival factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) allegedly clash on Thursday Morning, February 11.
The clash started around 8am, as learnt, led to panic in the area as motorists, passengers and passersby run for safety.
A Twitter user @DE_COMMUNICATOR shared a video from the chaos which showed people fleeing the area for safety.
He tweet :
“Avoid Obalende right now. Thugs are heavily armed with guns shooting here and there,” he captioned the video.”
— POLICE COMPLAINT (@PoliceNG_CRU) February 11, 2021
Another user posted
— W.i (@W_wislim) February 11, 2021
More video updates from the ongoing NURTW brawl at Obalende, Lagos island pic.twitter.com/kKX5utG9fT
— The Guild Nigeria (@TheGuildng) February 11, 2021
Here are reactions from users
I passed Obalende this morning,was one of the scariest thing ever,people where running and police with guns everywhere and we had to raise up our hands🙌 when passing.
— Fizzycraft_cuisine (@fisayo_lawrence) February 11, 2021
Good morning, please avoid Obalende area at all cost. NURTW members are fighting each other this morning, it’s a serious fight.
May we go out & return home safely. 🙏🏾🙏🏾
— motivate_me (@prince_navio) February 11, 2021
Good morning people. I’m not sure what’s going on in Obalende, but please be safe if you are around that axis.
In fact, anywhere you are or you are going to, just be safe. 🙏🏾❤️
— DeboMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) February 11, 2021