Hundreds of traders took to the streets of Ibadan to protest against what they called invasion of their shops by men of the Customs Service who they alleged broke into shops at midnight to seize the bags of rice.
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The Oyo State Government has suspended the executive members of the Bodija International Market in Ibadan for allegedly collecting illegal levies from the traders.
The state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun, disclosed this on Saturday
The governor said this on Friday during an assessment visit to Bodija Market and the new central abattoir at Amosun Village in Ibadan
Also, the state government has condoled with the families of those who lost their lives in the fracas, vowing that the perpetrators of the violence will not go scot-free.
Alli made the call following the news that some Bodija Market traders lost their lives on their way to Bida, Niger State in the early hours of Monday.
He said: “We may not be able to avoid conflicts where two or more people are gathered, but we must all work towards forgiving each other as the Holy Books admonished
It was gathered that tension has heightened in the market after the June 5, 2013 killing of 10 beans traders by Boko Haram members in the North