Pandemonium broke out in Alaba International Market, Ojo area of Lagos State on Wednesday, when some aggrieved traders protested extortion by members of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, in the area.
On the Alaba clash, according to an eyewitness, the protesting traders, who were infiltrated by miscreants, were armed with various dangerous weapons such cutlasses, arrows, knives, cudgels, among others, as passers-by and other innocent residents scampered for safety.
However, there was no record of any casualty. Men of Rapid Response Squad, RRS, who were deployed have restored order.
Several people sustained various degree of injuries in the process.
News coming from Alaba International Market is not good. Please stay safe.
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