February 27, 2020
Economy

Crises Hits Dugbe Carrot Market Over New Price Regime

Commercial activities was this morning disrupted at Dugbe carrot market known as Wakeh Garage as crises ensued between major suppliers of the commodity and pedestrian hawkers in the market.

The market was predominantly occupied by Hausa youths who buy and sell carrots to members of the public.

Radio Nigeria was at the market reports that the crises occurred as a result of increase in the price of carrot from ₦5000 to ₦6000 per bag which did not go down well with the pedestrian carrot hawkers.

In an interview, a trader at the market who identified herself as Iya Ibeji said while some of the hawkers accepted the new price, others rejected it saying the price would lead to waste as not many consumers will be able to afford the high cost of the commodity.

The trader said those who fueled the crises had fled the scene before the arrival of police personnel.

As at the time of filing this report, some of the traders were standing in group discussing the crises.

Meanwhile some traders in the market had been taking to the Iyaganku Police command of the Nigeria Police for questioning.

Rotimi Famakin

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