Oyo government shuts Bodija market

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State Government has approved the closure of the popular Bodija market in Ibadan for security reasons.

A statement made available to Qed.ng on Thursday afternoon by the state government states that the closure “is an aftermath of the sporadic shooting which occurred earlier today in the market and its environs.”

The Aare Laatosa Local Council Development Area (LCDA) Chairman, Adekunle Oladeji, according to the statement “said the closure is to prevent the loss of lives and property of the citizenry, stressing that it is also to guard against the escalation of the violence in the market to other parts of the state.”

Oladeji said that security agencies have been intimated about the situation in the market to maintain law and order.

He urged the people to be law abiding, warning that anyone found wanting will be made to face the full wrath of the law.