Ile-Epo: How, Why Popular Lagos Market Went Up In Flames Of Violence

. Police give details, uncover drug den at market after restoring peace


The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) on Thursday gave a graphical details of how popular food stuff market in Lagos, Ile-Epo in Abule Egba area of the state, went up in Flames of violent clashes.

Platforms Africa gathered that the fight started in the area on Wednesday night and continued till Thursday morning.

It was further gathered that the fight led to the destruction of property and goods. Some shops were also set on fire.

The Police, led by the Divisional Police officer of Oke-Odo, gave details of the incident after promptly responding to reports of the unrest in Ile-Epo.

“Over fifty suspects have so far been arrested while the shanties they occupied have been destroyed, effectively dislodging them,” a statement by the Police read.

During the operation, the statement added, officers uncovered a hidden drug den, revealing the extent of the criminal network operating within the community. This discovery has raised concerns about the prevalence of drug-related activities in the area.


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Confirming the development, the Lagos State Police Command Spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, in a press statement, added that the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) restored normalcy in Ile-Epo, Abule Egba area of Lagos State following violent clashes on Thursday.

Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Adegoke Fayoade, he continued, has ordered immediate prosecution of the suspects.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Adegoke Fayoade, has directed the prompt prosecution of the arrested hoodlums and has equally warned that the Command would decisively deal with anyone found breaching the peace, in accordance with the law,” the statement continued.

Authorities, including the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations), Area Commander Alagbado, and several Divisional Police Officers, remained vigilant in the area to prevent further disturbances.

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