Chairman of Agbado-Okeodo LCDA of Lagos State, Dr. Augustine Arogundade has urged residents, motorists, traders and buyers to go about their businesses as normalcy has been restored to the troubled Ile-Epo market and its environs.
This is after the crisis between some Hausa traders and some “miscreants” on Sunday led to disruptions and tension in that part of Lagos. Already the incident led to the arrest of at least five persons according to the police
In a statement signed by the spokesman to the council boss, Edafe Oghenebrume, the council chairman was quoted as saying that “Immediately l was informed about the crisis, l had to contact leaders of the traders in the market and the DPO to ensure protection of lives, properties and wares in the market. And to the best of my knowledge, the Area Commander has done a wonderful job by personally leading the patrol team with the DPO of Okeodo Police Divisional Headquarters.
“Security teams from RRS, Taskforce and State command are also on ground here to provide maximum security. While about 5 suspects that caused the chaos has been arrested by the police authority. I thank God that no life was lost, but few people that were injured have been taken to hospitals for treatment.”
The Executive Chairman appeal to all residents and traders to maintain peace and live in unity as the market is being modernised for their own betterment to ensure a conducive environment for buying and selling.