Government shuts market over traders’ clash
The Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has ordered the closure of the vehicles spare part market popularly called Mechanic Village, Afaha Offot community, over a clash between the Igbos and the local dealers.
This was contained in a statement by the Council Secretary, Ubong Udofia, titled ‘Uyo Local Government Shuts Mechanic Village of Crisis’ made available to newsmen in Uyo on Friday.
The statement read in part, “Following the crisis that ensued today, Friday, September 30, 2022 at the Mechanic Village, Afaha Offot in Uyo Local Government Area, the Management of Uyo Local Government Council has ordered the closure of the facility indefinitely.
This decision of Council is to forestall further break down of law and order within the area.
Akwa Ibom government shuts market over traders’ clash.