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Traders in major markets across , Ogun and Osun states have seized the opportunity of the approaching Eid-el-Kabir to significantly increase prices of ram and goat.

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Some Muslims faithful, who spoke with Sahara Reporters, said traders doubled the prices of the animals to squeeze more money out of customers.

At one of the biggest ram markets at Mangoro, Agege, Lagos, a ram goes for an average price of N80,000, our correspondent observed during a visit to the place.

This, according to findings by Sahara Reporters, is twice the price of what ram was sold on a normal day.

A man, who bought ram at the market said, “They (traders) have increased the amount they sell their cows and rams because they always want to make profit especially during the festival period.”

Also at Kara Market, Ogun State, a ram goes for as high as N75,000 instead of the normal price of N30,000.

A cleric confirmed the hike in price of ram to our correspondent during a chat.

He said, “I bought a ram at the Kara Market for N75,000. This is much higher than the usual price.

“They are merely capitalising on the situation to get more money from people who would be needing ram for the Eid ceremony.”

It was the same story at Market in where a ram now goes for N70,000 – up from the N30,000 it sold weeks ago.

However, the hike in the prices of rams and cows has not affected demand by Muslim faithful, according to a handful of traders, who spoke with Sahara Reporters.

The businessmen claimed that since demand for ram and cows soared, they have been smiling to the bank on daily basis.

Eid-el-Kabir, which is an annual feast by adherents of to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim known as Abraham in the Bible, to sacrifice his only son in obedience to God, will be marked across the world including in this year on August 11.

The Federal Government on Wednesday declared August 12 and 13 as public holidays in the country to commemorate the feast.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Police stray bullet kills tailor in Lagos

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A 30-year-old tailor, Busayo Owoodun, has been killed by a stray bullet fired by the police in .

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The Anti-Kidnapping Squad attached to ‘M’ Command, Idimu, were said to be on the trail of some kidnap suspects when the hoodlums allegedly attacked them along Ijegun-Isolo road.

In retaliation, police said it opened fire on the hoodlums and Owoodun was allegedly hit by a stray bullet.

The police claimed three officers, including an Assistant Superintendent of Police, were injured by the hoodlums.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bala Elkana, said the Commissioner of Police, Muazu Zubairu, had order investigation into the incident.

He added that the CP had condoled with Owoodun’s family.

He said, “A stray bullet hit one Busayo Owoodun. The gang with the support of some notorious cultists in the area, attacked the police team and injured the leader, ASP Victor Ugbegun, and two others who are currently in critical condition at the intensive care unit of a hospital.

“With reinforcements from Operations Department, Rapid Response Squads, Task Force, and neighbouring divisions we were able to contain the situation and take the injured officers to hospital.

“The command has launched a manhunt of the assailants with a view to bringing them to justice.

“The corpse of the victim of the stray bullet was taken to hospital for autopsy. The Commissioner of Police has ordered a full investigation into the case.”

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Woman killed during gun battle between police and suspected kidnappers in Lagos

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Woman killed during gun battle between police and suspected kidnappers in Lagos Woman killed during gun battle between police and suspected kidnappers in Lagos Bala Elkana e1558288094215 300x191A 30-year-old woman, Busayo Owoodun, was killed on Saturday, in a cross-fire between the police and suspected kidnappers in State, the Police Command in the state has said.
DSP Bala Elkana, Spokesman, for the command who confirmed the incident in a statement, said that the woman was hit by a stray bullet in Ijegun area of the state.
According to Elkana, at about 2:55pm, a team of policemen from the Anti-Kidnapping Unit attached to Area “M” Command, Idimu, tracked some kidnapping suspects to Ijegun Bus Stop, Ijegun – Isolo Road.
He said the police team came under attack by members of the deadly gang.
Elkana said that the gang, with the support of some notorious cultists in the area, attacked the security operatives and injured the team leader, ASP Victor Ugbegun.
He added that two other policemen who sustained injuries, were currently in critical condition at the intensive care unit of an undisclosed hospital.
He added: “The police team had reinforcements from operations department, Rapid Response Squads, Task Force and neighbouring divisions and were able to contain the situation and evacuate the injured officers to hospital.
“The command has launched a manhunt of the assailants with a view to bringing them to justice.
“The corpse of the victim of the stray bullet was taken to hospital for autopsy.”
Elkana said the state Commissioner of Police had ordered investigation into the case and condoled with the family of the deceased.

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