The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has wielded the big stick as he orders the immediate closure of Mile 12 market and restriction of movement in the area.
The Governor, who addressed the media on Thursday afternoon, said that he had directed security operatives to deal with anyone seen to be going against the directive of the state government by obstructing law and order.
He vowed to deal with any criminal while maintaining that Lagos is home to all, irrespective of tribe or ethnic leanings.
So far, about 50 suspects have been arrested from the scene of the incident.
Violence had erupted in Agiliti Area of Mile 12 in Lagos State, Nigeria’s south west region.
Eyewitness accounts said that at least four people had died, while security operatives battled to get the violence under control.
Huge plumes of smoke were seen bellowing from a distance as houses were set ablaze.
Residents of the area have remained indoors for fear of being attacked.