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Ibadan Market Clash Victim To Undergo Surgery

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A 26 year old fashion designer, Sefiat Mutiat, who was among the victims of the last Thursday violent clash that erupted between police and butchers at the popular Bodija market, Ibadan, Oyo State is to undergo surgeries in one of her breasts, womb and spinal cord.

LEADERSHIP learnt that Mutiat, who was in the market to deliver a cloth which she had sewn for one of her customers was hit in the neck by a bullet.

  A family source at a programme monitored on an Ibadan- based private radio station at the weekend revealed that the fashion designer was reported dead immediately she was hit by the bullet, but was later revived at a private hospital she was rushed to by sympathizers.

It would be recalled that some aggrieved butchers at the market had engaged policemen in a violent clash over an order by the Oyo State government that all butchers in Ibadan, the state capital, should relocate to an abattoir at Amosun village, near Akinyele.

About six persons were reportedly killed while several others were injured during the clash in which the Bodija market police station was set ablaze and other properties vandalized.

Meanwhile, members of the displaced Nigeria Butchers Union have started counting their losses few days after the relocation.

The butchers who were relocated from Bodija market, disclosed that 11 of their members and many cows have been arrested and still in the custody of Oyo state Police command.



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