No fewer than three persons were reportedly shot dead on Wednesday when protests abruptly erupted at Ogbete Market in Enugu. It was gathered that the protest by the traders followed the closure of some of their shops and offices by the State Government on Monday.
The government had made good its threat to close down businesses that failed to open on Monday over its ban on the illegal sit-at-home order imposed by a faction of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Also on Tuesday, the government insisted that all businesses sealed would remain shut for one week, adding that all sealed businesses could only be reopened after the owners must have provided their current tax clearance certificates and all other relevant revenue documents.
Irked by the announcement, the traders were said to have announced that the market remains shut in solidarity with their members whose businesses had been closed, following the Governor’s directive.
With this, the traders were said to have begun demonstrations in the market as they marched from the market to the major roads angrily.
The Nation newspaper has full details of the story .