Igbo Traders And Cemetery Workers Clash At Ladipo Market In Lagos

Date: 17-04-2015 2:49 pm (6 years ago) | Author: CLARA JANCITA
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There was a bloody clash between Igbo traders and cemetery workers on Thursday and early today at Ladipo Market in Mushin, Lagos, western Nigeria, after the cemetery attendants formed a parallel executive and took over the leadership of the market.
Gistmania gathered that many traders were wounded following the clash during which guns, machetes and axes were freely used before the police later brought the situation under control.
When our correspondent visited the market on Friday morning, the whole area was rowdy and some traders shut their shops and left the market.
Some police officers were deployed at strategic locations in the market to prevent further fracas.
It was not the first time the groups were fighting at the market. Last month, there was fighting and eight workers were arrested and charged before Ebutt Metta Magistrates’ court for causing mayhem in the market dominated by Igbo auto spare parts traders.
On Tuesday this week another fight broke out which left some traders injured before Thursday’s fighting which spilled over to today.
The fighting which paralysed commercial activities in the market was between the leadership of the market’s central body called Ladipo Auto Central Executive, LACEC and cemetery attendants led by Monday Lawrence.

Monday Lawrence, LACEC leader
Trouble started when some cemetery workers stormed the market with the aid of some military officers.
The workers started moving round the market and ringing bell to announce that the executive of the market has been dissolved and they were now in charge of the market.
When LACEC task force members attempted to stop them, fighting broke out.
Last month, they printed receipts and started collecting tolls from the traders which also resulted in fracas.
Eight members of the group were arrested by the police and charged before Ebutte Metta Magistrate’s court for the offence.
They were granted bail and are still facing trial for assaulting one of the task force members, Ndubusi Eme during the fracas.
Confirming the development, the president of LACEC, Comrade Kinsley Ogunor said the cemetery workers have been terrorising the traders, insisting that they must control the affairs of the market.

•A policeman on guard at Ladipo market, Lagos this morning
He said the market leadership had made several reports to the security agents including the Mushin Local Government Council which contracted the cemetery workers to call Monday and his group to order to no avail.
Ogunor explained that Lawrence came to the market to manage Mushin LGA cemetery located at Ladipo Street close to the market and was not a trader there.
He said Monday seized the opportunity to cause trouble and it appeared that some unseen hands were supporting him and his group.
He said “from the cemetery he started encroaching and now says he wants to take over the management of the market against the wish of the traders.”
Some of the traders who spoke to our reporter expressed fear that the crises might degenerate to serious crises that will affect the state. Effort to speak to Lawrence failed because his phones were switched off.


Posted: at 17-04-2015 02:49 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
- schmit at 17-04-2015 02:58 PM (6 years ago)
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Na wa oo
Posted: at 17-04-2015 02:58 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- elchymo at 17-04-2015 03:15 PM (6 years ago)
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Posted: at 17-04-2015 03:15 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Ken1230 at 17-04-2015 03:28 PM (6 years ago)
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Fight to finish . Why will he want to control Igbos that is not even under his duty?
Posted: at 17-04-2015 03:28 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zoe61 at 17-04-2015 03:54 PM (6 years ago)
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nawa ooh
Posted: at 17-04-2015 03:54 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Shegzan at 17-04-2015 03:56 PM (6 years ago)
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Hmmn#

Posted: at 17-04-2015 03:56 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- freethinker at 17-04-2015 03:57 PM (6 years ago)
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YORUBAS AGAIN
WHAT HAVE IGBOS DONE TO THESE PEOPLE
Posted: at 17-04-2015 03:57 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- bankadetoun at 17-04-2015 04:26 PM (6 years ago)
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oK
Posted: at 17-04-2015 04:26 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- EmekaBlue at 17-04-2015 04:30 PM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes
Posted: at 17-04-2015 04:30 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- bugege at 17-04-2015 04:45 PM (6 years ago)
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y Ibos are hated by every tribe in Nigeria?
Posted: at 17-04-2015 04:45 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- femjay at 17-04-2015 05:23 PM (6 years ago)
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Honnestly ... This is arrant Nonsense !!!
Cemetery attendants taking over leadership of market ? Because of what ?

How person go dey work for cemetery come dey manage market Wey him no get shop for there ...


This is what you call impunity, Nigerian version of  xenophobic attack
Posted: at 17-04-2015 05:23 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- femjay at 17-04-2015 05:26 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: freethinker on 17-04-2015 03:57 PM
YORUBAS AGAIN
WHAT HAVE IGBOS DONE TO THESE PEOPLE

Hey Young warlock ..... Bigot without sense ...

Leave YORUBA out of this sense ...... Do your comment according to the situation on ground .....

Obara anumanu
Anu mpama
Posted: at 17-04-2015 05:26 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- CyrilVic at 17-04-2015 06:09 PM (6 years ago)
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I had knew it from the beginning that one Nigeria is fake!
Posted: at 17-04-2015 06:09 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- Larry28 at 17-04-2015 06:56 PM (6 years ago)
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nawa oo
Posted: at 17-04-2015 06:56 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- benosky4 at 17-04-2015 07:57 PM (6 years ago)
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issues everywhere

Posted: at 17-04-2015 07:57 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- SOGaiya at 17-04-2015 08:15 PM (6 years ago)
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Leadership everywhere a stone 4 fight
Posted: at 17-04-2015 08:15 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- SOGaiya at 17-04-2015 08:19 PM (6 years ago)
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Leadership everywhere a stone 4 fight
Posted: at 17-04-2015 08:19 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- psalmo at 17-04-2015 08:46 PM (6 years ago)
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9c 1 @ femjay. oloshi
Posted: at 17-04-2015 08:46 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- psalmo at 17-04-2015 08:47 PM (6 years ago)
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9c 1 @ femjay. oloshi ati didinri ni freethinker
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- beneno at 17-04-2015 11:25 PM (6 years ago)
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