Gunshots Rock Kano City As Road Transport Workers, Transport Officials Clash

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An early morning clash between officials of the Kano State Road Traffic Agency ( KAROTA) and members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) caused huge panic in the Kano metropolis on Wednesday.

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The clash, which took place on Zaria Road, featured sporadic gunshots resulted in at least 25 people injured and 20 cars badly damaged

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Policemen attached to KAROTA shot into the air for about 20 minutes, with passers-by fleeing at the sound of gunshots and sign of billowing gun smoke.

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It was gathered that the clash was a result of KAROTA officials’ attempt to stop NURTW members from loading their vehicles with passengers at the Zaria Road Roundabout.

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In protest, NURTW members made bonfires and started yelling at KAROTA officials, who were accompanied to Zaria Road by policemen.

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