The Oyo State Government has shut down the popular Bodija market in the state.
In a post on its verified Twitter handle, the government said the shutdown was for security reasons.
“This is an aftermath of the sporadic shooting which occurred earlier today in the market and its environs,” the government said.
The Aare Laatosa Loca Council Development Area (LCDA) Chairman, Mr. Adekunle Oladeji, 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.