Serious Riot Erupts at Ogbete Market Enugu. In a surprising turn of events, Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State, on Monday, July 23, took to the streets to lead a protest against the Sit-at-Home order imposed by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The governor’s bold move was met with a cascade of reactions from various quarters.
Governor Mbah, not stopping at the protest, issued a stern directive: traders who choose to keep their shops closed on Mondays, in adherence to the Sit-at-Home order, would be required to keep them shuttered until further notice. This decision was aimed at sending a clear message about the state’s commitment to law and order.
This morning, on July 26, 2023, the governor took active steps to enforce his order by locking down shops in Ogbete and surrounding areas where compliance was lacking. However, the enforcement efforts faced massive resistance from the market union in Ogbete, leading to confrontations and clashes.
Tensions soared as traders fought back against the closure of their businesses. Streets in Ogbete witnessed the burning of tires and signs of escalating unrest, with the situation hanging in the balance.
As the situation unfolds, VOTP NEWS remains committed to providing you with up-to-the-minute updates. We hope for a peaceful resolution to this crisis and will keep you informed about any developments. Stay tuned for the latest updates on this evolving story.