Abuja traders desert Gudu market after hoodlums attack

The trading activities around Gudu market was brought to standstill after business owners fled from their shop following reports of the killing of an unnamed man in the market by hoodlums. Chairman of Gudu Amalgamated Traders Association (GATA), Chief Bond Nnamani stated in an interview with Oak TV that in the early hours of Thursday afternoon a group of hoodlums planned an ambush on the market in retaliation based on a rumoured clash. Nnamani said that the hoodlums were repelled by the market traders before the arrival of the police following news of the death in the Gudu district of Abuja. The FCT police spokesperson, ASP Mariam Yusuf , confirmed the incident , adding that operatives had been deployed to provide security at the facility. Meanwhile, the Chief Security Officer of the Market, Musa Siraja has called on the Police Force to mobilize people around the market area following reports that hoodlums are planning to strike at a later date. In an interview with one eye witness, she said that everyone left the market in fear following reports of a man’s death in the market, she however stated that activities in the market are now back to normal are the temporal scare.

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