The Oyo State Government has shut down the popular Bodija market in the state.
In a post on its verified Twitter handle, the government said the shutdown was for security reasons.
“This is an aftermath of the sporadic shooting which occurred earlier today in the market and its environs,” the government said.
The Oyo State Government has shut down Bodija market for security reasons. This is an aftermath of the sporadic shooting which occurred earlier today in the market and its environs. /1
— Oyo State Govt (@oyostategovt) June 28, 2018
“The Aare Laatosa LCDA chairman, Adekunle Oladeji said the closure is to prevent the loss of lives and property of the citizenry. It is also to guard against the escalation of the violence in the market to other parts of the state.”
The violence is believed to be between butchers and the police following a government directive.
PREMIUM TIMES reported the repeated warnings by the state government for all butchers to move to a newly created central abbatoir and leave the various markets where they used to be.
More details later…
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