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7 killed in NURTW clashes in Ebonyi

Violent clash among members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) at Effium Motor Park in Ohaukwu, Ebonyi State has left 7 dead, with several others sustaining injuries, on Saturday.

Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Garba, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abakaliki, said a special security team has been dispatched to the area while the injured have been taken to a hospital and suspects arrested.

Ebonyi State Government banned the activities of National Union of Road Transport Workers at the Park, following the development.

The Commissioner for Internal Security, Border Peace and Conflict Resolution, Stanley Okoroemegha, who announced the ban, blamed politicians from the area for the crisis.

He dismissed reports on social media that the attack was masterminded by members of Igbo separatist group the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

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