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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Igbo Traders Threatened In Ibadan Over Election Outcome

The residents of Benjamin, in the Eleyele area of Ibadan on Tuesday insisted that the news of a ritualists’ underground tunnel discovered in the area was true and urged the state government to demolish some abandoned facilities around the place, including an abandoned filling station, DailyTrust reports. The news of the tunnel hit the city of Ibadan on Sunday, which made residents from all parts of the city troop there to catch a glimpse of the said spot. The scene was still busy with people trooping there to confirm the news when the Eko Trust correspondent visited the area yesterday afternoon. The acting police spokesman in the state, Akeem Adeyemo, had on Monday described the information as a false alarm which should be discountenanced. But the residents maintained that the tunnel was a den for ritualists. According to DailyTrust report, female underwear and other objects which looked like charms littered the area, fuelling suspicion that nefarious activities were going on in the area before the discovery. A resident of Benjamin, Anuoluwapo Ogunleye, declared in a chat with Eko Trust that the police spokesman who dispelled the information was “not sincere.” Other residents expressed fear of walking in the area at night while other urged government to convince them beyond doubt that it is not a ritualists den.

In Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State, Igbo traders in Iwo were deprived from carrying out their daily commercial activities. Several spots in the market where most of the traders businesses were empty over President Muhammadu Buahri’s victory.

A female trader who spoke with Vanguard News on the condition of anonymity, lamented that they were being subjected to hardship, noting that they earned their living and took care of their family from whatever proceeds they made daily.

She disclosed that they were being told that they would only be allowed to continue doing business on the condition that they swore to an oath secretly that they would vote for candidates of APC in the governorship and House of Assembly elections slated for March 9, 2019.

“We are appealing to the state Governor Abiola Ajimobi, as well as the State Commissioner of Police to come to our aid because we are peace-loving people.

“The condition they gave for our shops to be reopened was that we would swear an oath to vote for APC candidates in the governorship election. Some people have already done that out of fear. Governor Ajimobi, please come to our rescue,” she pleaded.

Efforts to reach the State’s Police Command spokesman on the development proved abortive as at press time.

“I am appealing to President Buhari to call the APC leader to order. Lagos is a mini Nigeria. It is the most accommodating and friendly entity in the Nigerian space.”

We welcome everyone with vivid embrace and with sincerity of purpose.

‘’We are the Nigerian melting pot, encouraging traders and various merchants to bring their goods for sale. We do not discriminate.’’

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