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Otti Visits Ariaria Int’l Market, Orders Opening Of Shops

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Less than 72 hours after the deadly attack on the convoy of the Abia State Commissioner for Trade, Commerce, and Industry, Dr. Chimezie Ukaegbu, at SAMEK Junction, Faulks Road near the Ariaria International Market, Aba, Governor Alex Otti yesterday stormed the market following the ensuing hostilities between traders and security agents.

The Eastern Updates recalls that two police personnel were killed during the attack on the Commissioner’s convoy by yet-to-be-identified armed hoodlums.

During the visit, the Governor urged for an immediate halt to any acts of aggression or retaliation against the traders.

Governor Otti who strongly condemned the senseless attack, commiserated with the Nigeria Police over the loss of two of their gallant officers.

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The governor expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased policemen and urged the traders to work together with the security agencies in their pursuit of the perpetrators.

Otti who noted that the security operatives in the market would be there to search for those behind the attack, asked the traders to return to their shops and their business.

The Police had earlier in a statement by the Police Public relations officer (PPRO) of the Command, ASP Maureen Chinaka, vowed to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous attack.

On how the incident occurred, the statement said that the Commissioner was on a familiarisation tour of markets in Aba when his convoy came under attack.

According to the statement, the Commissioner’s convoy was said to be enroute to Ekoha Shopping Plaza ‘when the armed assailants opened fire.’

‘Regrettably, amidst the chaos, two police officers lost their lives in the line of duty,’ the PPRO said.

The Eastern Updates

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