Following the death of a middle-aged man, during a clash, the Oyo State government on Monday demolished all the structures within the makeshift market both left and right along Ring Road, Ibadan.
It would be recalled that before the Sunday incident, the authority of the Ibadan South-West local government area had given the traders a marching order to vacate the place.
The place, as reliably informed, was not designated for market, hence the need for respective traders to quit.
A marketer of the popular “Baba Ijebu” lottery game was on Sunday critically injured while trying to settle a scuffle between two Hausa traders at the popular Mobil Ring road makeshift market.
The victim whose identity could not be ascertained reportedly died later in the evening on Sunday in the hospital.
Sensing the danger ahead, it was gathered that the suspected assailant took to his heels but was given a hot chase by the sympathisers.
The development forced a temporary shutdown of the market while the popular Suya spot within the market was set ablaze.
An on-the-spot assessment saw the traders discussing in groups while some of them were apprehensive of possible midnight reprisal attacks.
It was reliably gathered that the hoodlums took advantage of the situation as they embarked on a looting spree as the sellers scampered for safety.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso confirmed the incident saying “Upon the receipt of a distress call, operatives of the Oyo State Command responded to an alleged breach of peace situation around Mobil Area Ring Road, Ibadan”.
According to him, preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was taken out from the scene after suffering deep cuts on his body by Police responders.