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Abia State Governor Ikpeazu shuts down Bakasi market

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Abia State Governor Ikpeazu shuts down Bakasi market

The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has ordered the immediate closure of Umuehilegbu Industrial Market, popularly called Bakasi market in the state, following alleged attack on Fire Service vehicles by angry mob.

The men of the state fire service have failed to respond on time to control a fire incident in the market, according to reports. Upon eventually reaching the Fire Service vehicles, an angry mob launched an assault burning the cars.

Abia State Governor Ikpeazu shuts down Bakasi market

A statement signed by the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Dr. A.C.B Agbazuere, about the market shutdown reads:

“Following the unwarranted attack of men of the Abia State Fire Service and the destruction of Abia State Fire Service vehicles, the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, Ph.D has approved the immediate closure of Umuehilegbu Industrial Market popularly called Bakasi Market, Aba.

“The Chairman and all members of Umuehilegbu Industrial Market Management Committee are hereby suspended.

“The Police and other security agencies are to safeguard the market and equally arrest all perpetrators of the illicit acts for consequential prosecution.”

Some people have been arrested in relation to the attack.

Hossana C. Infozer, you can link up with me via social media platforms @officialinfozer.

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