By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Governor Seyi Makinde on Saturday ordered iindefinite closure of Shasha Market in Ibadan as tension continued to mount over the bloody clash that rocked the market between Hausa and Yoruba traders.
The governor in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa also imposed curfew on the market and its environs.
According to Governor Makinde, the closure of the market and the curfew was to forestall breakdown of law and order in the market and the entire Shasha area .
“His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde has directed the immediate closure of Shasha market indefinitely following reports of a breach of peace in the area.
The governor has also approved the imposition of curfew on Shasha. It will run from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.” he said
Governor Makinde while stressing that the curfew is to run from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m warned residents of the affected area to go about their legitimate businesses peacefully, stating that anyone caught perpetrating violence will face the wrath of the law.
“Residents of the affected area are enjoined to go about their legitimate businesses within the hours stipulated by the law. Anyone caught disrupting the peace of the community will be made to face the wrath of the law.”