Traders in tears as Lagos Govt. demolish market in Ikorodu (Video)

The Lagos State government has further brought hardship on traders and business owners after it demolished a popular market in Ikorodu.

The demolished market with the traders looking on in shock

According to Sahara Reporters, the demolition job took the traders unawares as many of them who went to the market for their normal business were shocked to see that the structures had been pulled down in the night with their goods and wares destroyed.

Videos posted by Sahara Reporters on their Twitter handle saw the traders wailing uncontrollably with many of them blaming their woes on the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

The weeping traders were heard raining curses on the Governor whom they said they voted for only for him to turn around and wage war on the poor.

The demolished Sabo Market

Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters

In the past one year, the Lagos State Government had been on a massive demolition of illegal structures said to have been constructed without the appropriate permission or those they deem to be causing nuisances in several parts of the state.

Just last month, the Otodo-Gbame community, a slum of shanties, peasants, mat-weaving fishermen and divers, located few meters away from Lekki Phase 1, was demolished and set on fire by the state task force which led to the loss of lives and means of livelihood for many.

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