Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday ordered the temporary closure of the Mile 12 Market, following a dispute in the area. He also announced the restriction of movement on four streets in the area including Oniyanri Street, Maidan Street, Agiliti 1 and Agiliti 2 streets. The Governor, according to a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Haruna, said the decision to shut the market and restrict movement on the streets was to enable security agencies restore calm in the area.
“In order to further restore calm, I have ordered that Mile 12 Market be temporarily closed and urged traders, community leaders and other stakeholders to eschew violence, be calm and law abiding.
“Furthermore, I have also ordered a temporary restriction of movement in the following streets – Oniyanri Street, Maidan Street, Agiliti 1 and Agiliti 2,” the statement quoted the Governor as saying on the dispute which reportedly began on Wednesday night.