Akwa - Over 2 000 commercial sex workers in Awka, the Anambra State capital, have decided to go on strike on Wednesday, following the demolition of their brothel, Punch reports.
The State Urban Development Board stormed the place at about 3.12pm on Monday with over 50 armed police personnel, alleging that the brothels were being used a hideouts by kidnappers and other criminals.
The commercial sex workers quickly mobilised and set the remaining structures at the cattle market ablaze shortly after the demolition, accusing the state officials of trying to “give a dog a bad name in order to hang it”.
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The leader of the sex workers described the action of the government officials as wicked and inhuman for destroying their “business centre without notice”.
The state government said the exercise was part of Governor Willie Obiano’s resolve to rid the state of criminals.
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- News 24