The Oyo State government has ordered the immediate closure of the Shasha market indefinitely, and imposed a curfew on the Shasha community, in other to forestall the breakdown of law and order in the area.
The curfew was imposed following the chaos that occurred between Yoruba and Hausa traders, in Akinyele local government area.
This was disclosed in a press statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa.
The mayhem which began on Thursday between Hausa and the Yoruba was said to be a result of a misunderstanding that happened between a pregnant woman and a labourer who is identified as a Hausa.
According to an eyewitness who stays in the community, it was revealed that the incident started on Thursday evening following an argument between a pregnant woman and a hired labourer inside Shasha market.
He said the pregnant woman, who was identified as Yoruba, had asked the hired laborer, who happened to be a Hausa, to carry her goods.
While deliberation is still ongoing, the negotiation failed and it became violent, leading to the death of the woman.
The incident resulted in the death of some people while some properties were set ablaze.
The men of the Nigeria Police Force and soldiers were seen at various junctions that lead to the community in an attempt to arrest the situation and return peace back to the community.
The curfew is to run from 6 pm to 7 am.