Anambra Agency Destroys Newspapers, Demolish Vendor Stands in Awka

Anambra Agency Destroys Newspapers, Demolish Vendor Stands in Awka

David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

The Awka Capital Territory Development Agency (ACTDA), Anambra State, yesterday beat up vendors in the state’s capital and destroyed newspapers at newsstands.

Members of taskforce of ACTDA also destroyed other goods belonging to roadside traders.

A large heap of papers destroyed by the taskforce included The Nation, The Sun, Vanguard, Punch, Guardian among other newspapers.

The taskforce beat up traders at the popular Aroma Junction and destroyed the PoS machines that belonged to online money vendors.

Some of the vendors, passersby and petty traders rained curses on the agency and swore never to sell newspapers again until Governor Charles  Soludo and his agents changed.

“Our tables were equally destroyed, while our umbrellas were confiscated by the agents of the government. Last week, same thing happened. We are wondering if Soludo does not need poor people any longer in Anambra,” the vendors cried. 

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Christian Aburime, told journalists that he was not aware of the incident, but promised to reach out to the managing director of ACTDA. 

He, however, said that the action was in keeping with the resolve of the state government to bequeath Anambra a clean, healthy and serene environment.

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