Although commercial activities have gradually returned to the troubled Ladipo market in the Mushin area of Lagos State, leaders and sellers at the market gathered on Thursday to conduct a wake keep for the young victim, Felix Onu, who was said to have been hit by a stray bullet during the military invasion of the market early this month.
Felix Onu, 28, and the bread winner of his family, was confirmed by the market leaders as a gentle, and hardworking young Nigerian who came to Lagos to better his life and that of his family.
The incident, that generated a widespread condemnation from citizens across the country, was one of the unreasonable invasions of military personnel in some areas of the state that has led to the death of at least, a Nigerian.
Dr. (Mrs.) Obiageli, a co-convener, Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), a former minister of education, a onetime Vice-President of World Bank’s programme in Africa, who also condemned the attack advised the men of the armed forces to, “end such behaviour”.
Ladipo market, one of the busiest markets in Lagos state, was raided by fire shortly before the military invasion that led to the death of Mr. Onu, the young spare parts seller with many other victims, as confirmed, sustained various degree of injuries.
Leaders of the markets and other stake holders, have called on the government to save the market from incessant harassments by military personnels.
They also pleaded that, perpetrators of the Wednesday July 14, 2021 attack, that led to the untimely death of Felix Onu be brought to book. Justice they said, must be served to avenge the young man’s death.