The Global News reports that residents and traders in the Ojoo market, located in the Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, experienced panic as the government carried out a demolition of numerous shops and kiosks in the area on Thursday.

Reports indicate that the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development had previously issued eviction notices to the traders, but they had resisted vacating the market premises.

Muhdeen Ganiyu, popularly known as Elewedu, Chairman of the market, however, told journalists that the quit notice was too short but the executive members of all the affected markers would meet after the demolition exercise.

“The quit notice was too short. All executive members of all the affected markers will soon meet. So, I cannot say anything for now,” Elewedu stated.

The Commissioner for Lands, Housing, and Urban Development, Williams Akin-Funmilayo, confirmed the ongoing demolition operation when contacted.

He said, “The State Governor, Seyi Makinde, had gone there personally to address them. The government will provide another place. That place is dangerous. And the new place is not far. Just at the front of the Barracks.”

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