Tipper drivers in Ondo state have protested the setting ablaze of their vehicle by commercial motorcycle operators over the death of two persons. Two persons were killed weekend when a motorcyclist and a passenger rammed into a stationary truck along the High Court area of Akure, the Ondo state capital.
Eyewitness account said that the motorcyclists and the passenger died on the spot. These deaths angered the motorcyclists who mobilised their members and set the truck ablaze.
They were infuriated that the tipper driver did not put any caution sign on the road to indicate that a faulty tipper. Consequently, the tipper drivers protested against the action of the motorcyclists by blocking the road in the metropolis.
Reports had it that the tipper drivers during their protest attacked motorcyclists plying the High court road in the state capital and a fight ensued. Five motorcyclists were reportedly injured during the clash.
The high court road was blocked by the protesting drivers to demonstrate their anger for hours until government officials came to the scene to prevent the protest from degenerating.
The government team was led by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor on Security Matters, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo who promised that those who burnt the tipper will be decisively dealt with accordingly.