COMMUNITY GIST SOCIETY GIST HOODLUMS DESTROY 20 BRT BUSES AS GOVT DEMOLISHES JAKANDE MARKET, KETU By Admin Posted on November 8, 2019 3 min read 0 0 346 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Over 20 BRT buses were vandalized by hoodlums as a form of reprisal as Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area demolished the popular Jakande Fruits Market,Ketu. Earlier on Friday; officials of the Lagos State Environmental Task Force had stormed the market with bulldozers to demolish the market which was notorious for its very poor hygiene conditions and a hideout for social miscreants. Hotjist.com had earlier been informed by officials of the LCDA that the market would be demolished to pave way for an ultra-modern market. On sighting the bulldozers; the miscreants present tried to prevent the demolition exercise by hurling missiles and other objects at the task force officials and equipment. They were soon overpowered by policemen who fired warning shots into the air and also used teargas. Only a few of the traders who were present at the market were able to salvage their wares as others not present were not allowed to gain access into the market. Residents who spoke with Hotjist.com expressed happiness at the demolition of the market because they said it constituted a nuisance to the environment both in terms of cleanliness and security. The market had been shut down by government in the past over the poor hygiene conditions and the traders were mandated to maintain a clean environment afterwards. The filthy sate of the market however continued irrespective of government’s efforts Traders at the market lamented the short notice given to them by the LCDA authorities to vacate the market saying that two weeks’ notice was too short. Ikosi-Isheri LCDA has a high number of street markets where traders display their wares directly on the road thereby causing traffic congestion and blocked drainages. Our correspondent noticed that street trading goes on unabated on Ikosi Road, Love-all Street, Jimoh Balogun Street, Moshood Street, Isheri-Olowoora Road to mention a few.