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Soldiers shuts Imo markets after traders’ stood in solidarity with Nnamdi Kanu




Troopers on Tuesday prevented merchants on the Timber and Constructing Supplies markets in Orlu, Imo State, to open for the day’s enterprise.

Many of the merchants within the two markets had on Monday refused to open their outlets in solidarity with the chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, whose trial on treasonable felony was to proceed on the Federal Excessive courtroom in Abuja.

The troopers, who had been manning a checkpoint near the 2 massive markets in Orlu, barred the merchants from opening their outlets for any business exercise.

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The Punch reviews that merchants mentioned the troopers ordered the gatemen on the entrances of the 2 massive markets to not open the gates.

Whereas the army continued with their cease and search responsibility in entrance of the 2 markets, merchants who got here as early as 7am met the doorway gates of the 2 markets below lock and key.

One other dealer mentioned; “Yesterday, virtually all people didn’t open for enterprise in solidarity with Nnamdi Kanu. As we got here immediately, troopers prevented us from opening the 2 markets. We didn’t even get into the markets as a result of the gates to the constructing supplies and Timber Market had been below lock and key. The troopers advised us that we gained’t be allowed to open store until additional discover.”

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The chairman of markets, Emmanuel Ibegbulem, who confirmed the event, mentioned that he was on his strategy to the state ministry of commerce and trade.

The spokesperson for the 34 Artillery Brigade Command, Obinze Owerri, Babatude Zubiruo, when contacted, mentioned that he was not conscious of the event.



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