Following the disruption of market activities by some traders at Nkwo market, Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka local government area of Anambra state on Thursday, 3rd February, 2022, the traditional ruler of Enugwu-Ukwu, Igwe Sir Ralph Obumnaeme Ekpeh has made a royal pronouncement banning 9 traders from operating in the market for a month. The ban will take place from Monday, 7th February, 2022.
This followed an unauthorised protest in the community by the traders and other paid hirelings who had threatened to burn down Umunri palace and other infrastructure in the community over demands by Nkwo Enugwu- Ukwu Market Management Commission to enforce sanitation, security, and other levies in the market.
Speaking, Igwe Ekpeh said; “As the Chief Security Officer of Enugwu-Ukwu, a mandate given to traditional rulers by Anambra state government, we can no longer tolerate lawlessness at Nkwo market. There are all kinds of impunity going on at the market and as a people, we can no longer standby and watch. We must restore sanity, and enforce extant traditional and Anambra state government laws at Nkwo market”.
The following are the traders banned for a month at Nkwo market:
The traditional ruler also directed Enugwu-Ukwu Vigilante service to enforce the ban.