The governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has ordered the indefinite closure of Shasha Market, near Moniya-Ibadan, in Akinyele Local Government Area, following traders’ clash in the market.
According to reports, three persons were killed as a result of the clash with shops and property torched by hoodlums who seized the clash to attack innocent people.
Residents were seen fleeing the troubled area around 5:30pm on Friday.
Taiwo Adisa, the spokesman for the governor, announced this in a statement on Saturday, in Ibadan.
The governor equally imposed 6p.m. to 7a.m. curfew on the whole Shasha community, to forestall further breakdown of law and order in the area.
Mr Makinde urged residents of the affected area to go about their legitimate businesses peacefully and warned that anyone caught perpetrating violence would face the wrath of the law.