Tension is soaring at Oke-Odo market along the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway on Sunday, leading to a traffic lockdown in the area. One person has been reported to have sustained a serious injury.

Vanguard correspondent hinted that vehicles heading to Lagos from Sango in Ogun state and those moving to Abule-Egba from Oshodi and other parts of the state were trapped.

According to eyewitness account, trouble started Saturday night when traders at the market where food items are sold reportedly clashed over an unknown issue.

It was further gathered that the situation reportedly escalated on Sunday morning when aggrieved traders started burning wares and make-shift tents. Security operatives were reportedly deployed to restore normalcy in the market.

A source further disclosed that the crisis started as a fight between Hausa scavengers and some cultists known as Awawa boys which was perceived as an ethnic crisis.

The Police timely intervention was said to have brought the situation under control.

No official statement from the police has been revived as at the time of filing this report.

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