November 23, 2017

Owerri market traders block Imo Govt House, demand audience with Okorocha (Punch)

Owerri market traders block Imo Govt House, demand audience with Okorocha (Punch)

Scores of traders who were relocated to Industrial Cluster, Naze, after the demolition of Owerri main market by the state government, on Monday barricaded the Imo State Government House, Owerri, in protest.

The embittered traders who blocked the main gate to the Government House caused panic in the area.

Brandishing various placards and singing, security men at the Government House, some of who bore arms, tried in vain to control the traders so as to allow free flow of traffic in and out of the compound.

Addressing journalists, two of the protesting traders who identified themselves as John Okeke and Ebere Ndu, said the government sent them to the industrial market without first ensuring the success of their activities.

They vowed not to vacate the entrance until Governor Rochas Okorocha addresses them. Read more

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