Protests Continue In Anambra Over Boko Haram Prisoners Relocation To Ekwulobia Prison
The South-East traders under the Anambra State Amalgamated Traders Association (AMATAS) held a 7-hour protest over the alleged report of transferring Boko Haram inmates moved to Ekwulobia prisons in the state.
The traders from Imo, Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu and Anambra states during the protest yesterday marched around major roads at Ekwulobia urban, chanting anti-Boko Haram songs and calling on the federal government to rescind the decision.
Some of the placards they carried read: “No place for Boko Haram in Igboland,” “Buhari return Boko Haram prisoners to the North,” “Boko Haram prisoners are not our share of democracy dividends.”
Addressing traders who closed shops at Ekwulobia, the coordinator of association, Chief Chigozie Akudolu said the protest was to show solidarity with the traders, residents and citizens of Anambra state over the reported relocation of suspected Boko Haram prisoners, saying it was ill-timed and laden with hidden agenda.