Reports that Igbos were being attacked at the market behind Mandilas, on Abibu Oki Street, Lagos Island has been debunked by the police.
According to SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the market association agreed that shops would remain closed yesterday and today. Igbo traders this morning decided to renege on the agreement and open shops. Some hoodlums took it upon themselves to enforce compliance and the police was alerted.
The police arrived at the scene promptly. But the hoodlums fled upon sighting police patrol vans. Not one shop was vandalized. Not one person was robbed. Not one person was injured. Normalcy was swiftly returned and officers remain on ground.