Oyo State Government Shuts Down Bodija Market Indefinitely


The Oyo State Government has closed down the Popular Bodija Market Indefinitely after fight broke out between Police and Butchers in the early hours of today.

The Butchers were protesting what against their leaders who they accused of collusion with the Government. The Oyo State Government had asked the Butchers to relocate to another Market.

The fracas resulted in sporadic shootings and mayhem at the Market.

The Oyo State Government in a statement said: ”

“The Oyo State Government has shut down Bodija market for security reasons,”

“This is an aftermath of the sporadic shooting which occurred earlier today in the market and its environs”

“The closure is to prevent the loss of lives and property of the citizenry” and “to guard against the escalation of the violence in the market to other parts of the state.”


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