The immediate closure of Shasha market, Ibadan has been ordered by the Oyo state government following the violence between Yoruba and Hausa at the market.
The curfew imposed on Shasha and the market area is expected to run from 6 pm and 7 am.
This was contained in a statement released by Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde.
The statement indicated that the governor gave the order of indefinite closure of the market to forestall breakdown of law and order in the area.
According to the statement, all residents of the affected area are urged to go about their legitimate businesses peacefully, adding that anyone caught perpetrating violence will face the wrath of the law
The statement read:
“His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde has directed the immediate closure of Shasha market indefinitely following reports of a breach of peace in the area.
“The governor has also approved the imposition of a curfew on Shasha. It will run from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.
“Residents of the affected area are enjoined to go about their legitimate businesses within the hours stipulated by the law.
“Anyone caught disrupting the peace of the community will be made to face the wrath of the law.”