The Oyo State government Thursday afternoon shut down Bodija market after a reported clash between butchers and security agents.
This was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun.
Arulogun informed that the market was shut “for security reasons”.
He added that, “This is an aftermath of the sporadic shooting which occurred earlier today in the market and its environs. ”
Arulogun who quoted Chairman, Aare Laatosa Loca Council Development Area (LCDA) Mr. Adekunle Oladeji, said “The closure is to prevent loss of lives and property of the citizenry. It is also to guard against the escalation of the violence in the market to other parts of the state.
“Security agencies have been intimated about the situation in the market to maintain law and order.
“The people are advised to be law abiding as anyone found wanting will be made to face the full wrath of the law. “