No shootings at Onitsha drug market’

Emma Elekwa, Onitsha

Police in Anambra State on Monday dismissed the report of  gunshots at the Bridge-head Drug Market in Onitsha, the commercial city of the state, at the weekend.

Divisional Police Officer at Bridge-head Police Division, Edwin Okeke, gave the clarification after meeting with the leadership of Bridge-head Markets Amalgamated Traders Association and Ogbogwu International Market, Onitsha.

The DPO, during the meeting with both President-General of Bridge-head Markets Amalgamated Traders Association, Sunday Obinze and Chairman, Ogbogwu International market, Onitsha, Anthony Ezioba, also debunked injury rumours at the drug market.

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Okeke said, “I was inside the market on Saturday all through the day and did not hear any shooting nor see any person in possession of arms and ammunition.

“The police would have arrested such a person or persons for unlawful possession of firearms.”

The market leadership also announced the reinstatement of erstwhile Executive Secretary, state task force on fake, expired, unwholesome, counterfeit and adulterated products, Prince Chibuzor Nwokeji by the state government.

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