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Shanties Set Ablaze in Police Raid at Alaba International Market



Alaba International Market on Fire

A police raid at the Alaba International Market in Lagos State has resulted in shanties being set on fire, according to the Lagos State Police Command.

The incident occurred on Friday morning when officers from the Ojo Division raided shanties around the market area, News About Nigeria reports.

The police officers, acting on credible information, had gone to the market to arrest suspected criminals and recover weapons. During the raid, they set fire to the shanties where the suspects were believed to be hiding.

While there were no reports of any casualties, the incident has raised concerns about the methods used by the police in combating crime in the area. Traders and shop owners in the market are worried about the safety of their businesses, as the fire spread to nearby structures.

Many have criticized the lack of proper planning and regulation of the market, which may have contributed to the spread of the fire.

There are calls for the authorities to take a holistic approach to addressing the issue of crime in the area, focusing on creating sustainable solutions that protect the innocent while also bringing perpetrators to justice.

The Alaba International Market is one of the largest electronics markets in Nigeria and attracts both local and international buyers. However, it has also gained a reputation for being a hotbed of criminal activities, including the sale of counterfeit products, robbery, and theft.

The incident at the market should serve as a wake-up call for all stakeholders to prioritize safety and security in the area. As a community, it is crucial that we work together to create a safe and conducive environment for business and commerce to thrive.

The Lagos State Police Command has assured the public that it will continue to carry out raids and arrest suspects in the area to curb criminal activities. However, it is important that these actions are carried out in a manner that protects the lives and property of innocent traders and shop owners.