Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Management has shut the popular Tejuosho Market in Nigeria's economic capital of Lagos following Friday's violence, which left at least one person injured and several shops and vehicles destroyed.
The sprawling market, in the Lagos Mainland, was sealed Saturday while armed policemen patrolled the area to forestall further violence.
Broken bottles and sticks used in Friday's fighting littered the scene, with a few shop owners hanging around.
Police said fighting broke out between hoodlums, known locally as "area boys," and traders about midday Friday after the traders had resisted attempts by the hoodlums to extort money from them, a regular source of friction between the two groups.
Lagos Police Commissioner Mike Okiro said his men quickly mobilised and brought the situation under control, arresting one person in the process.
He denied local media reports that two people died in the violence.
One trader told PANA Saturday the management had agreed to re-open the market for business Monday, following a meeting with the traders Union earlier in the day.
"They (the management) met with us this afternoon to announce that the market will re-open on Monday," said shop owner Chima Chukwu.