April 08 2020 | The Biafra Telegraph

In Abia State, the Governor had on the 02/04/2020, instructed for a 14 days shutdown of offices and commercial activities as a check against the spread of Covid-19. In his Speech only essential services critical to daily livelihoods were allowed, while non- essential movements were restricted.

To implement this, the Governor set up a COVID-19 Taskforce team for enforcement. This team monitors the compliance around the State, especially areas where these essential commodities are allowed.

Today, the team visited a popular market called Ahia Orji Uzor, located around World Bank in Aba. To the shock of the traders who were selling foodstuffs, the team descended on them and forced them to shut down and go home. They scampered for their wares and started running but to their shock, this COVID-19 Taskforce team, spared the Hausa-Fulani traders, they were not attacked. They destroyed only the goods belonging to the Biafran traders.

This action provoked the traders who came back to continue selling. The team were angered, and they attacked and brutalized the poor traders, but the traders were adamant and wanted the worst to happen since the Team has destroyed goods worth millions of Naira already. They demanded that the team must first pull out the Hausa-Fulani traders before they (Biafrans) will go home.

The members of this Taskforce, went away for reinforcement. When they returned, they caused more havoc in this community. There were sporadic shooting and People fled for their lives, leaving their wares. At the market, you can see bags of rice, beans, garri and other perishables littered everywhere.

This is one of the heart-breaking scenarios playing out on daily basis in our land in the Southeast region. A case of trying to make the Fulani people first class citizens in Nigeria and painfully in Biafra land too. The unfortunate thing is that, in this Taskforce team, if you carry out investigation, the Taskforce team Leader may be a Fulani man. The State Governor may not find anything wrong with the destruction of these goods worth millions by the reckless team because it concerns the children of their Fulani Slave Masters.

The State Governor must ensure justice is given to these traders who have not broken the instructions of the State because they were exempted from the lock down. The overzealous Taskforce must be made to pay for the damages caused our people.

We can no longer tolerate this humiliation. Enough of these attacks by non-indigenes of our land. We have had enough of the madness.


Reported by:
Elvis Chinedu
For: Abia State Media

Written by:
Ngozichukwu Ada-Dav
For: Abia State Media

Published by:
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Abia State Media

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