A popular market in Ikeja, Lagos State, Alade Market has been close down. The market was shut down on Saturday over traders and state government disagreement to relocate the market to a new site.
Traders at the market had continued to clash with government officials over the latter’s plans to forcibly move them out of their current location.
Meanwhile, on Friday, thugs allegedly invaded the market to harass the traders, a situation that led to chaos and near unrest in the market. Subsequently, on Saturday, the state government shut down the entire market.