Enugu: Hoodlums Hijacked Traders’ Protest But We Restored Normalcy – Police

The Enugu State Police Command says the violence that erupted at Ogbete Main Market today has been controlled.

THE WHISTLER reported that traders of the market earlier today embarked on protest following the sealing of their shops by the state government. Gov Peter Mbah had earlier this month declared an end to sit-at-home, and ordered that traders and corporate bodies that did not open on July 24 would have their respective shops and licences revoked.

Sources said during the protest today, some casualties were recorded. According to reports, some traders removed the seal on their shops, forcing the state government’s implementing taskforce to confront them.

The state police public relations officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, in a release, said normalcy had been restored.