Three persons were yesterday feared dead and over 20 wounded when Ladipo auto parts market traders clashed with a contractor engaged by Mushin Local Government.
The traders from the Bakassi section of the market wielded machetes and bottles, firing guns sporadically into the air as they trooped to the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.
They harassed motorists and pedestrians and drove out the......contractor’s workers from the market.
They were initially dispersed by policemen, but returned after the police left.
The police returned to restore normalcy around 6pm.
The traders were fighting the contractor, which is reconstructing shops in Bakassi section because of the fear that they may lose their shops after the reconstruction.
Traders going home raised their hands before being allowed to pass through the troubled spot.
A trader said they were afraid because anytime such exercise is done, the original shop owners always lose out to the rich.
He cited the reconstructed Ladipo main market which he claimed had been hijacked by money-bags.
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