Soldiers Shut Down Imo Market, Told Traders to Stay Away Until Biafra is Realized

On Tuesday Timberland and building materials, marketers in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State were seen protesting the shutting down of their market by soldiers, who were said to have told the traders “stay away from the market until the Republic of Biafra is realized” since the traders refused to open for business on Monday over Nnamdi Kanu’s trial.

They discovered that the road leading to the market had been blocked by soldiers. Some of the protesting timber traders, who spoke to newsmen in Orlu, said they were demanding the soldiers open the roadblock for them to start their business.

According to one of the traders;

 “We came in on Tuesday morning to start business and we saw that the road leading to our shops has been closed.

“We are asking why are our shops closed and nobody is talking to us. And why should the military shut down the road?

“We want them to open the road so that we can begin our business. That is why we are protesting.”

Furthermore; one of them said:

“On Monday, we got a report that those who attacked Omuma in Oru East Local Government Area came from the timber market, were members of Eastern Security Network, ESN, and that the security operatives have been investigating the issues.

“We have also been told that the market was shut because we obeyed the sit-at-home order on the day Nnamdi Kanu was to appear in court.”

Meanwhile, the 34 Artillery Brigade Command Obinze, Army Public Relations Officer, Babatunde Zubiru, did not answer calls to his phone line and reply to his messages to react to the allegation that Army shut down the market over the Nnamdi Kanu’s trial.

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