Awka - Traders from the South-East geo-political zone on Tuesday protested against the alleged relocation of about 47 Boko Haram detainees to the Aguata Prison in Anambra State, reports Sun.
The traders from Imo, Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu and Anambra states during the protest marched around major roads at Ekwulobia urban, where the prison is located, chanting anti-Boko Haram songs.
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Shops at the popular Ekwulobia market were all locked.
The traders called on the federal government to rescind the decision and return the detainees to the North.
The protesting traders were led by the coordinator of the South East Traders Association, Chigozie Akudolue, who noted that the relocation of the detainees would worsen the security situation in the zone.
- News 24