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Nnamdi Kanu: Soldiers shut Imo markets

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Soldiers on Tuesday prevented traders from opening Timber and Building Materials markets in Orlu, Imo State. This happened after the traders in the market had on Monday refused to open their shops in solidarity with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, who is facing felony and terrorism-related charges at the Federal High court sitting in Abuja.

A trader, who did not want his identity revealed, told our reporter, “Yesterday, almost everybody didn’t open for business in solidarity with Nnamdi Kanu. As we came today, soldiers prevented us from opening the two markets. We didn’t even get into the markets because the gates to the building materials and Timber Market were under lock and key. The soldiers told us that we won’t be allowed to open shop till further notice.”

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Emmanuel Ibegbulem, the chairman of the market, also confirmed the incidence. Though the spokesperson for the 34 Artillery Brigade Command, Obinze Owerri, Babatunde Zubiruo, when contacted, said that he was not aware of the development. The military continued with their stop and search duty in front of the two markets, traders who came as early as 7 am met the entrance gates of the two markets under lock and key.

 

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