Breaking: Enugu in crisis over demolition of Artisan market in Enugu

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By Achadu Gabriel

..Vehicles currently on fire destroy, burnt by Youths.

A vehicle, most likely trucks and others iare currently on fire in from of new artisan market by Port harcout road In Enugu state..
Many vehicles including cars and jeeps were burnt down Thursday by angry Youth over demolition of old Atisan market.
Police vans numbering about 15 were deployed to area since Friday when the sudden demolition of the market fends and shops started.
Bulldozers were also attacked and damaged, and the drivers chased away by artisan market yesterday.
Journalists attempting to take shot of the vehicle on fire was brutalised and chased away from the scene.
Enugu state Governor o
Ifeany Agwuany on Wednesday reportedly asked the occupants to quit the market for the new one based on alleged Court judgement delivered in of one Citi gas company located in from of the permanent artisan market.
But occupant mostly Hausa community and others said the place was gazetted and allocated to them under governor chimaroke Nnamani administration, adding that the land was different from the court judgement.

Accordingt to leaders of the Hausa community who spoke to our Correspondent, the governor gave them two weeks to relocated to temporary site, which was in contention.
People are currently running from the area for fear of their life as police security fired shots to scare the attackers away from burning inocent motors owners.

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