Army, DSS, Police cordon off Abakaliki building materials market




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The and other agencies cordoned the Abakaliki Building Materials Market.

The agents were said have surrounded the market in a commando-style around 9 am.

They refused allow anyone inside the market while those already inside before they came were not allowed leave.

They also closed the Afikpo leading the market forcing motorists take alternate routes.

The Afikpo is the main entrance into Abakaliki from the Enugu-Abakaliki expressway and the closure caused heavy traffic around the area.

A top source said the agencies were at the market following the alleged discovery of a cache of ammunition in the market.

“We are still investigating,” the source said.

A source at the market claimed the ammunition were loaded in a truck and disguised with other goods.

The source claimed the goods were bound for Yola, Adamawa state.

The source’s claims could not be independently verified at press time.

Police Philip Maku did not respond to numerous queries for comment to this story.

It was also gathered that the state governor, David Umahi later visited the market around 11 pm to see things for himself.

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