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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

NUPENG dissociates its drivers from Apapa fracas

 

Workers of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) have said none of its members in Petroleum Tanker Drivers unit was shot by Mobile Police officer in Apapa on Wednesday.

The Chairman in South-West Zone of the union, Tokunbo Korodo, said this against reports that some tanker drivers were shot dead during a fracas involving some policemen during which two banks were set ablaze, NAN reports.

Korodo said he was able to confirm that none his members were killed from the report by a delegate sent from the union secretariat to Apapa to find out if any of the union members were involved in the lawlessness.



He said, “None of our members is involved; they are busy with the normal loading activities in different tank farms.

“The shooting incident involved drivers of articulated vehicles and those involved in the lawlessness were not PTD members.”

The Zonal Public Relations Officer in PTD, Tayo Aboyeji said the fracas involved some drivers of articulated vehicles and the police, but not their members.

According to Aboyeji, “our members are not involved in any act of criminality or lawlessness in the area.”
“Our members are in their depots loading their trucks with the intention of transporting them to various locations across the country.

“None of our members was shot by police; they are in their various tank farms loading petroleum products.”




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