The Oyo State government on Saturday ordered the closure of Shasa market in Ibadan.
Shasa market in Akinyele local government area was on Friday engulfed in crisis shortly after the death of Mr. Sakirudeen Adeola.
Adeola according to sourced was hit with charm by a man suspected to be a northener on Thursday.
The victim later died at the University College Hospital (UCH).
The death of Mr. Adeola who is a cobbler resulted in a crisis that made many traders and residents to flee the communities on Friday.
Oyo State government, in a bid to forestall breakdown of law and order, said that it has directed the immediate closure of the market indefinitely.
The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said the governor also imposed a curfew on Shasha and the market area.
The curfew is to run from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Adisa in the statement made available to journalists in Ibadan, warned residents of the affected areas to go about their legitimate businesses peacefully, stating that anyone caught perpetrating violence will face the wrath of the law.
“His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde has directed the immediate closure of Shasha market indefinitely following reports of a breach of peace in the area.
“The governor has also approved the imposition of curfew on Shasha. It will run from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.
“Residents of the affected area are enjoined to go about their legitimate businesses within the hours stipulated by the law.
“Anyone caught disrupting the peace of the community will be made to face the wrath of the law.”