By Newsie Events Media
A businessman in Orlu Timber Market, Joakin Okams Erijuo, has lamented over the closure of the market by Nigerian soldiers.
According to Erijuo, the soldiers stormed the market and closed it, citing that they did not open shops yesterday and because of that, they were all tagged IPOB member.
He further explained that the businessmen in the timber market decided to close their shops yesterday to show solidarity to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra who was abducted in Kenya by the Nigerian government and extradited to back to Nigeria.
Kanu was arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja for charges bordering on treasonable felony. A case which has been adjourned to October 21 for the failure of DSS to produce the IPOB leader in court.
The businessman, Erijuo, in a post wondered why such intimidation should be happening. He said even if some traders closed shop because of Nnamdi Kanu, of what crime is that?
His post reads;
“The only reason the soldiers gave for not allowing us trade today is because most of the traders didn’t open shops yesterday (Monday, July 26, 2021), in solidarity to Nnamdi Kanu. They said for doing that, we are all IPOB members, so the market will remain shut till further notice.
“What kind of thing is this? What right do they have to tell us when to open and when not to open? Even if some closed shops because of Nnamdi Kanu, what is wrong with that? Is he not our son and brother?”
Orlu Local Government Area in Imo state has become a hotbed of ‘military operations’ since the government accused IPOB of killing some policemen and soldiers in the city.
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