Eke Ukwu Market Market Owerri
26th August 2017
Once again devil has taken over Governor Rochas Okoroch, he is now using Nigeria Army to demolish Eke Ukwu Market Owerri.
Graphic Photos Of Those Killed By Gov. Okoroch’s Security Men At Eke Ukwu Market. According to the source, the government of Imo state in anattempt to take over the Eke Ukwu Market in Owerre, unleashed mayhem to the indigenes of the area this morning.
Graphic Photos Of Those Killed By Gov. Okoroch's Security Men At Eke Ukwu Owerre Market
A Facebook user by name Akalonu took to his page to post pictures of those killed by the security agents of the state government.
According to him, he said;
“Thank you the peoples governor, you are now happy. The blood of this small boy and all that lost their lives today will be in your head and that of your generation. You people will have no peace in your life.”
Dear Rochas Okorocha,
Dear People's Governor,
Thank you for demolishing the Eke-Ukwu Market.
Thank you for unleashing your bullets to unarmed citizens.
Thank you for destroying our source of livelihood.
Thank you for sending us to an untimely grave.
Thank you treating us like animals without fundamental human rights.
Thank you for being a dictator!
Thank you for inflicting hardships upon us.
Thank you for the numerous uncompleted projects in our land.
Thank you for forcefully ejecting us and making us wallow in penury and abject poverty.
Thank you for not paying our parents salaries as at when due.
Thank you for insulting our elders in the name of " pension arrears".
Thank you for being insensitive to our problems.
We are glad and I guess you're satisfied!
I guess you're happy with your actions.
I guess you're feeling like a boss.
I guess you're feeling on top of the world simply because we 'foolishly' and 'blindly' voted you.
We have learnt our lessons the hard way.
We have cursed the very day we voted you in.
We are told you are not an Igbo man but we believe today
We have regretted knowing you.
We have cried, we have lost our properties, we have lost our lands, we have lost our close relations, we have starved beyond what you can envisaged. We have lost billions of Naira. We have lost HOPE.
The gods of 'Ala-Owerri' will never forget your evil deeds.
The blood of the innocent will surely cry for vengeance.
The cries and tears of the downtrodden must surely hunt you.
History will never forget you.
Today, you're the Governor, tomorrow you can be a commoner.
Nothing in this life lasts forever.
You have done your best, but you can't remove the smiles on our land because "ALA OWERRI WU OKE MBA".
Owerri is in the hands of God and not in your hands.
God of vengeance must surely strike. Karma must play its role. Whatever you sow, you must reap. Generations unborn will never forget you.
Hear me, 'Eke-Ukwu market is bigger and older than you'.
Thank you once more. I hope you enjoyed your lunch
Wehdone Sir!.. maltreating my people
Dear Lord, where are you? Come and hear the cries and tears of your people. Oh Lord, are you asleep? Oh Lord, come and show your mighty power.
2019 is Coming
No Election in Imo
I, Hon Ezenwa Francis Onyewuchi, Member representing Owerri Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives condemn in the strongest terms the gestapo-like operation and demolition of Owerri ancestral market, The Eke-Ukwu Owerri, today, leading to the loss of innocent lives.
This action by Governor Rochas Okorocha without an alternative accommodation and compensation in the face of current economic difficulties is most inhuman and anti people.
This demolition in spite of a subsisting court order to say the least is a provocative affront on the peace loving people of Owerri, which will be resisted using all lawful means available.
While calling on our people to remain peaceful and law abiding, I call on the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces President Muhammadu Buhari to call Governor Okorocha to order. I also call on
Governor Rochas Okorocha to halt the demolition, pay compensation to owners of properties already destroyed and apologise to Owerri People.
Let me also convey my heartfelt condolences to the families that have lost their loved ones in this mindless exercise and assure them that they will get justice.
Thank you and may God bless us all.
Hon. Ezenwa Onyewuchi
GOVERNMENT OF IMO STATE
POLITICIANS BEHIND THE RUMOUR OF KILLINGS DURING THE RELOCATION OF EKEUKWU MARKET OWERRI
- AND WE REITERATE OUR CALL FOR INVESTIGATION INTO THE REPORTED DEATH OF A BOY
We humbly wish to take the floor again to inform the general Public that certain Politicians in the State with the 2019 ambitions, who had laboured in vain to leverage on the relocation of Ekeukwu Owerri Market from the Centre of the State Capital to a more reasonable and advisable site to incite traders and indigenes of Owerri to cause trouble, were behind the rumours of people being killed during the patriotic exercise.
And we also want to reiterate our demand that the reported death of a boy should be thoroughly investigated for the public to know the particular area the incident took place and the circumstances surrounding the reported death to reveal whether the whole story has anything to do with the movement of Ekeukwu Owerri Market or not.
Again, now that the relocation has been completed, it is also left for those behind the rumours of killings, with some quoting six, some quoting five and some quoting three to tell their audience where the bodies of the rumoured dead persons are deposited and where their families can be located so that interested Nigerians can go into investigation on their own to ascertain whose Claim should be believed.
Unfortunately, some people had taken such wicked rumours wholesale. And we are Challenging those behind the Claims to come forward to authenticate their claims. That is the way to unearth the truth. And where they fail to do that, they should cover their faces in shame.
For the reported death of the ten-year old boy, those who reported the incident should have been gentle enough to mention the area the incident took place to let the world know whether it has anything to do with the demolition of Ekeukwu Owerri Market or not.
Those who witnessed the incident should come out to tell the truth on the reported demise of the boy, whether there was any clash between the displaced hoodlums from the market who had trooped to Ama-Hausa in anger to attack the Hausas there and perhaps loot dollars of those of them in exchange business, and also say whether some of the hoodlums especially the Cultists among them had fired gun shots to scare away people and so on we are keen in the truth.
The Security Personnel only came around to ensure that there was no breach of peace and they lived above board. And the subject matter was the relocation of Ekeukwu Market and nothing more. And that should not have warranted any ugly scenario in the circumstance.
Do not forget that 24 hours to the expiration of the deadline given to the traders to leave the market, after about two years the government had told the traders to move, certain Politicians had littered Owerri with the Campaign Posters of the Chief of Staff Government House, Chief Uche Nwosu for the 2019 governorship in the State, all in their unfortunate desire to create an atmosphere of uneasiness preceding the demolition date of Ekeukwu Owerri Market.
It is unfortunate that all the good steps Governor Rochas Okorocha has always taken to rebuild Imo and put it on the fast lane of Progress, development and growth have always been misinterpreted and misrepresented by the few Professional Politicians in the State.
Finally, Imo people are happy that Ekeukwu Market Owerri has finally been moved so that criminal activities that strive in the area can be things of the past and Douglas Road that was turned into a refuse dump can be recovered, while the area can be made to add to the beauty, and aesthetic values of Owerri as the Capital of the State.
May the good LORD bless all and sundry.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor