There is palpable tension in Owerri, Imo State capital right now, to the extent that residents are shedding tears.
According to the report, the tension is caused by the state government over demolition of one of the major markets in Owerri.
As at filing this report, government machines have started the demolition of the Main Market on Douglas Road, Owerri.
The Sun reported that the notice for that action has been posted and the traders and natives kept vigil in the market while some traders did the much they can to rescue some of their movable valuables.
However, early this morning, the government demolition team arrived and descended on the market with fury that has led to tears and agony.
There is also unconfirmed rumours that a 12-year-old boy has been caught down in an untargeted bullet allegedly from armed government officers that accompanied the demolition team in anticipation of resistance by the traders.
A major shopping plaza that signposts the market as t now is already pulled down completely.
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