Rioting broke out at Alaba International Market, Lagos this morning following clashes between transport workers union and traders in the market.
According to information reaching Jungle-Journalist.Com, several persons were shot in the fray. Investigatiions show that the transport workers, popularly known as agbero have been collecting illegal levies from the traders.
“It got to a head this morning when some traders said they will not pay again. Some of them were attacked by the agberos, which led to the traders attacking them in retaliation.
As at the time of filing this report, the traders had shut roads around the market, and had been chanting and protesting around the market.
Unconfirmed reports say that more than 50 persons were shot during the impasse.