Rival transport union members clashed in Itori, Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, with the situation leaving several people injured.
Our correspondent gathered that the violence occurred on Tuesday in the presence of the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, who was at the ‘Itori Day’, an annual festival organised by the Olu of Itori, Oba Fatai Akamo.
It was further gathered that leaders of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria and their counterparts in the Ogun State Park Management, attacked one another, firing gunshots.
It was reported that some of the union leaders sustained serious bullet and machete injuries, with the crisis disrupting the festival for hours earned correspondent learned that the union leaders, including some motorcycle union members, had followed Governor Dapo Abiodun and other government functionaries to the event.
It was said that while some leaders of the rival unions sustained varying degrees of injuries, those with metaphysical powers proved their mettle by escaping unscathed.
An eyewitness said the Chairman of the RTEAN in Ogun, Akibu Titilayo, popularly known as Efele, and others were attacked in the fracas.