There is a strong protest at the Utako market in Abuja following the plan of the federal government to occupy the area and evict the market people.
The protesters at Utako market
There was intense tension at Utako market, Abuja, on Wednesday, as commercial activities were grounded following protest by traders over alleged plot to evict them from the market.
There was heavy presence of combined team of security personnel with Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC), and other security vans stationed at strategic locations in and around the market.
Many of the traders wielded placards with various inscriptions including, ” Our Mumu Don Do,” “NASS Save Our Soul; “We Have 99yrs Lease” and “We Say No To Eviction”, among others.
The market leadership was yet to address the crowd as at the time of filling this report.