6 killed in Bodija as butchers, police clash

Bodija market in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital is currently on fire as butchers and men of Nigerian Police are in a clash.

A protest by the butchers over the demolition of their abattoir in the popular has led to wild crisis.

The State Government has ordered that all the butchers in the ancient city should relocate to Amosun village for their business activities.

TheEcho gathered that there were burning of tyres and sporadic gunshots in the market.

An unconfirmed report has it that six people were reportedly feared dead in the clash.

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For the past two weeks, the butchers have been resisting the relocation attempt by the state government. On Tuesday, they protested at the state secretariat and were addressed by the Deputy Governor of the State, Moses Alake Adeyemo.

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