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Deadly Clashes: Ambode Declares Curfew In Lagos State


The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has reportedly ordered the closure of the Mile 12 Market and imposed a curfew on four streets in the area following deadly clashes on Thursday.

The outbreak of violence in the Mile 12 area resulted in no fewer than 10 people dead and about 100 others injured.

Two schoolchildren, traders, artisans and residents were said to be among the dead.

According to Punch, Ambode said the curfew was meant to help agents restore peace.

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Four streets – Oniyanrin, Maidan, Agiliti 1 and Agiliti 2 – would be affected.

“In order to further restore peace to the community, I have ordered that the Mile 12 Market be temporarily shut. I advise traders and other stakeholders to eschew violence and be law-abiding… I have ordered temporary restriction of movement in four streets, namely Oniyanrin, Maidan, Agiliti 1 and 2,” Ambode was quoted as saying.

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