Makinde Orders Indefinite Closure Of Sasha Market, Imposes Curfew After Bloody Clashes

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.


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.”

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