Enugu Markets Shut Over Relocation Of Boko Haram Prisoners To AnambraLatest News, News From The State Thursday, July 9th, 2015
￼By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu – Economic activities were on Thursday completely paralysed in Enugu state, as major markers in the metropolis and rural communities were shut down in protest of the recent relocation of Boko Haram prisoners to Anambra State.
As at the time of filing this report, AFRICAN EXAMINER gathered that street protest is equally expected to follow the market closure.
Traders in the state under the umbrella of Amalgamated Traders Association AMATAS, had wednesday night announced that there would be a peaceful protest today Thursday over the issue.
The announcement signed on behalf of AMATAS by its President General, Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo Ewepudike, and Secretary, Chief Chuma Eruchalu, said: “This is to inform all the traders in Anambra State and South East that all markets in the South East will remain closed tomorrow, Thursday, 9th July, 2015.
“So we can all embark on peaceful demonstration against Boko Haram detainees in Anambra State.”
It however, expressed regrets for any inconveniences to be caused by the market closure and protests, appealing to the people to bear with them.
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