Following Yoruba/Hausa Clash, Ambode Shuts Down Mile 12 Market

Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has ordered the closure of the popular Mile 12 Market and also imposed curfew on four streets in the area as a result of the mayhem that engulfed the area today.

Members of the Hausa and Yoruba community in the area had clashed, leading to the burning of houses and churches in the area and death of three people.

Briefing newsmen on the matter at the State House, Ikeja, the Governor said;
“In order to further restore calm in the community, I have ordered that the Mile 12 market be temporarily shut and urge traders and other stakeholders to eschew violence and be law abiding. Furthermore, I have ordered temporary restriction of movement in four streets-Oniyanrin, Maidan, Agiliti 1 and 11 streets,” he said.

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