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June 12: Markets, Computer Village, Shops Shut In Lagos

Several markets in Lagos, including the popular Computer Village were shut on Saturday following threats of protest and violence in the state.

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Sunday Igboho, acclaimed Yoruba activist, had declared June 12 a day of protest and told people in the Southwest to stockpile food in readiness for the day.

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Despite police’s assurance that people should go about their business activities, and that they would be provided security, many Lagosians stayed at home.

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In Abule Egba area, the popular Ile-Epo Market was deserted as people stayed away for fear of being attacked by hoodlums.

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Also, the popular second hand clothes market, Katangowa Market, in Abule Egba was shut. Traders stayed at home for fear of being attacked.

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In Berger area of Lagos, markets and shops were shut, people stayed at home. The same is for Ikeja markets and shops.

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At Fagba area in Ifako Ijaiye, shops along the road sides were closed for businesses. The shops were under lock and key.

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The same thing goes to many parts of Lagos, such as Ketu, Mile 12, among others.

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The roads in Lagos were free on Saturday as the usual gridlock disappeared. Many motorists stayed away from the roads for fear of being attack.

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In some parts of the state, policemen were seen patrolling to ensure that there was no breakdown of law and order.

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Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) were stationed in some parts of the state to quell any violence.

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Violence was only recorded at Ojota area of the state where police fired teargas at hoodlums who wanted to hijack a peaceful protest at MKO Abiola Garden.

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