Lagos Police Clarifies Alaba International Market Fire Incident


The Lagos State Police Command has opened up on the fire incident which happened at the popular Alaba market in Lagos State.

According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, Police Officers raided the shanties around the popular Alaba International Market in Ojo Local Government Area of the state while acting on credible information.

Benjamin Hundeyin who disclosed the information via his Twitter handle stated that some suspected criminals were arrested after the raid while weapons were recovered from them and that the shanties were thereafter set on fire by the police officers.

He wrote, “This is a false narrative! Acting on credible information, police officers from Ojo Division raided shanties around the market, arrested suspected criminals and recovered some weapons. The shanties were thereafter set on fire. Alaba Int’l Market is not on fire.”


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