Fear Grips Oshodi Residents Over Death of NURTW Boss, Hamburger

There is tension at Oshodi area of Lagos over the death of one Rasaq Bello, popularly called Hamburger, who is a leader of popular transport union in the area, the National Union of Road Transport Workers Union, NURTW.

Hamburger controls the union at Shogunle area of Oshodi and he was killed during the primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the area for the forthcoming council polls in the state.

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Residents of Oshodi are practically living in fear at the moment because they are unsure of any reprisal attacks.

Hamburger, Lagos State Treasurer of Tricycle Operators, a branch of NURTW, was gunned down on

Monday by members of a rival gang allegedly led by one Samson Agbetoye, popularly known as Golden.

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Since the incident yesterday, residents of the area, especially Owode Street, have been very cautious of their movements.

According to reports, trouble started after the primary in the Shogunle ward, held at the area’s town hall, was abruptly aborted due to calls against the modalities for the conduct of the exercise and after the cancellation, Hamburger and his group allegedly Golden’s base at Ago Owu street, where both camps exchanged gun shots.

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It was gathered that during the fracas, many people were injured, while several properties worth millions of Naira, including vehicles, were destroyed by the warring factions.

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