Nov 15, 2015 – Pictures: Armed Massob Thugs Attack Onitsha Anambra Market, Injures Scores Of Traders
Several traders were injured during the weekend when armed thugs numbering more than 40 invaded Nkpor New Auto Spare Parts Market near Onitsha, Anambra State.
The thugs armed with dangerous weapons also disrupted the meeting of the caretaker committee in-charge of the market. The market has been enmeshed in leadership crisis for some time now following the expiration of the tenure of the incumbent executives of the market and plans to foist a caretaker committee on the traders, a decision that did not go down well for the majority of the traders.
Last Monday, the Chairman of Amalgamated Market Traders Union, AMAATAS, Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo had stormed the market with hundreds of vigilante groups and inaugurated the caretaker committee.
In the ensuing resistance, some traders were injured, vehicles destroyed, and goods allegedly looted.
A source who pleaded for anonymity told Sunday Sun that yesterday’s crisis was a kind of reprisal attack by the sympathizers of those injured in the Monday attack.