Hoodlums Raze Popular Lagos Market Over Lotto Result

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Hoodlums have burned Ile-Epo market in the Alimosho area of Lagos after a clash.

The fight began on Wednesday night and carried on into Thursday morning, resulting in shops being set ablaze and goods being destroyed.

Reports indicate that a trader from the northern region of the country won money playing a popular game at the market. However, a dispute arose when he tried to claim his winnings from the lotto vendor, escalating into an ethnic conflict and a brawl that attracted hoodlums.

Amid the chaos, a section of the market was set on fire, causing panic among traders and customers who fled for safety. Subsequently, shops were looted and burned, and goods were damaged as tensions rose.

The violence continued into Thursday morning, with police intervention being hindered by the hoodlums.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.