Friday, August 2, 2013

Soldiers, Policemen Takeover Ladipo Market

In a new twist over leadership tussle at the Ladipo spare parts market...

Source: Naij

Soldiers, Police Take Over Lagos Ladipo Market

Soldiers, Police Take Over Lagos Ladipo Market

In a bid to avert anarchy looming in the popular Ladipo market over the appointment of the market leader, armed soldiers and policemen have been drafted to the Market located in Mushin area of the state.

Our correspondent gathered that there had been anxiety in the market because some of the traders, mostly Igbo, have refused to recognise the new market leader, Baba Oloja .

To this end, a combined force of armed soldiers and mobile policemen were seen at the market on Thursday at strategic points to forestall a breakdown of law and order.

Traders who spoke on the presence of the security agents said they could not understand why the security men were drafted there.

The presence of the security agents prevented most of the traders who had gone to the market for the weekly sanitation exercise from performing the exercise.

The development forced some of the traders to shut their shops, while they stood on the road discussing the latest development.

The President-General of Ladipo Auto Central Executive Committee, (LACEC) Mr. Ikechukwu Animalu told journalists that the security officers were brought to the market by the new Baba Oloja, Alhaji Oki, to take control of the market.

He urged the traders to remain calm and go about their normal trading activities , saying the traders failed to recognise the new Baba Oloja because he was imposed on the traders.

Source: Tribune

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