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Traders blast Soludo over destruction of goods in Awka

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Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State has come under fire following the destruction of goods belonging to petty traders in Awka, the state capital on Monday.

Pmnews.ng learnt that there was a massive destruction of traders’ wares on Oby Okoli and Abakiliki Streets by officials of Awka Capital Territory Development Agency (ACTDA).

The said streets are currently witnessing Soludo’s touch, and are being dualised, reason street traders are being chased away from the area.

Monday’s destruction of wares was gathered to have been supervised by the Managing Director of ACTDA, Mr Ossy Onuko.

A victim, Ukamaka Eze, who provided video evidence of the destruction of wares, said: “Unlike other times when they used to confiscate people’s goods, today’s own (Monday), they confiscated and immediately set them ablaze.

“I think Soludo is heartless if he actually sent those people. We are complaining of hardship and how we can survive, and here, they are burning our goods. This is unfair.”

Another trader in the area who identified himself as Ejimofor said: “They have been shooting guns here.

“They are shameless people. Old women who are selling food condiments, they just destroyed their goods, and when people wanted to intervene, they started shooting.

“I think Soludo does not know what these people are doing, because this was not what he promised us.”

When Pmnews.ng made attempts to reach Onuko on the allegations, his phone number was not reachable.

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