Traders in Karu Market in Abuja Municipal Area Council, yesterday, closed their shops and trooped out in their hundreds to protest the planned demolition of shops in the market.
The traders who carried placards with various inscriptions and moved along the Karu-Karshi road said no fewer than 2,000 shop owners would be rendered jobless if the planned demolition was carried out. They vowed to resist the demolition which they described as “unlawful and repressive.”
Newsmen findings also showed that the FCT High Court, Maitama had granted an interlocutory injunction against the planned demolition pending the determination of the case before it.
The traders, under the auspices of Karu Market Shops Owners Association Abuja, said they had approached the court to determine the legality of the order given by Abuja Municipal Area Council for them to vacate their shops or face demolition, pointing out that the action was contrary to the court’s ruling on the matter.