The Bodija market which was previously closed due to the unrest that arose between traders has been re-opened by the Oyo State governor.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi yesterday re-opened the popular market in Ibadan, the state capital. The market was closed on Friday due to a clash between Yoruba and Hausa traders in the market.
According to, Ajimobi, who also donated N30 million to the families of some dead traders on the occasion, urged the people to see themselves as working toward a common goal.
Trouble started when some youths in the market protested the sale of beans in the market by traders from outside the state after the killing of some Ibadan-based traders by suspected Boko Haram members. While some bags of beans and other properties were destroyed, there was no loss of lives.