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Oshodi in disarray as thugs prevents traders from opening shops


Oshodi market in Lagos was on Monday thrown in disarray as thugs reportedly prevented traders from opening their stores to begin commercial activities for the day.

Video footage posted on Twitter showed armed security operatives trying to restore calm in the market.

In the video caption, it was alleged that traders from the Southern part of the country were denied access to their shops because they did not vote for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday, February 23.


Barely a day after the elections, some of the thugs reportedly warned the traders not to open their shops on Monday.

The traders’ refusal to vote the ruling party reportedly angered thugs reportedly loyal to an official of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, who locked the shops.

However, some traders insisted on opening their shops were reportedly beaten up for voting the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

The spokesman to the Lagos State Police Command Chike Otti said he was not aware of the issue.

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