Heavy security presence at Lagos mile 12 market

Market shut...and barricaded

The Lagos State government, on Friday, deployed armed police officers to the Mile 12 International Market, a popular foodstuff market in Lagos.

The officials of the state’s Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) Task force were also drafted to assist the police.The market, which was closed for failure to comply the state government’s environmental as well as traffic laws, has been under lock and key since Wednesday.The security officials stationed at the locked gates and restricted human traffic in and out of the market.Haruna Muhammed, the chairman of the market’s Management Committee, said they have complied with the government’s directive and is optimistic the market will be opened today.

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