Cattle market: Nneato indigenes implore Abia govt. not to give in to pressure

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Supporters of the state government’s move to beef up security at Umuchieze Cattle Market and elsewhere in Umunnochi include residents of the Eziama Nneato Community in Abia State’s Umunnochi Local Government Area.

To contest the government’s decision to ban traders from staying in Umuchieze Cattle Market, a group of dealers from the market recently took the government to court in Umunnochi LGA.

The case, with the case number No.HUM/9/2024, is scheduled to be heard on March 13, 2024. It was filed by twelve individuals and names Chaka Chukwumerije, Attorney General/Commissioner for Justice of Abia State, Ikechuckwu Uwanna, and Ndubuisi Ike, Chairman of Umunnochi LGA, as respondents.

The youth wing of the Eziama Nneato Development Union, however, backed the governor’s decision to prevent the Lokpanta market from functioning as a residential market. This was stated by Dr. Uchenna Alagor and Achike Ephraim, who were in Umuahia to meet with Hon. Mathias Ume, the member of the House of Assembly for the Umunnochi constituency.

People in the area begged the governor to keep moving forward with the plan regardless of the criticism or pressure from those who are against the market reform strategy.

They were relieved that the government’s security measures had made such a significant dent in the problem, despite the fact that bandit attacks had caused various types of instability in the various areas.

The residents of Eziama Nneato have told the Governor to move forward with his plans because they will back his administration if it helps to grow Umunnochi and the state as a whole.

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In a statement to his constituents, Ume promised the residents of Eziama Nneato and other Umunnochi towns that the Abia State Government will keep providing them with security and overall development.

According to GODZGENERALBLOG, in October 2023, during a speech to press, Governor Alex Otti said that security forces had found 70 bodies in various stages of decay in the woods close to the Lokpanta Cattle Market.

The Governor has stated unequivocally that the market would be enclosed and transformed into a place for everyday business rather than a residential neighborhood.

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