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Ondo truck drivers protest over excesses of Okada riders

by Kunle Awosiyan
Truck drivers

Tipper drivers have blocked major roads in Akure, the Ondo state capital to vent their anger over the burning of one of the trucks of their colleagues by commercial motorcyclists last Friday.

The protesting drivers barricaded the roads with their trucks, thereby preventing free flow of vehicles. The presence of security men and government officials couldn’t make them to change their mind

They had earlier protested on Saturday to kick against the conduct of the Okada riders. The commercial motorcyclists were angered by the death of a colleague and a passenger, who ran into a faulty truck parked in the area on Friday evening.

The rider and the passenger died instantly and this infuriated the motorcyclists, who set the truck on fire. The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Security Matters, Jimoh Dojumo, said government is already looking into the matter.

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