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Ikpeazu Shuts Down Bakassi Market After Mob Destroyed Fire Service Truck (Video)

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Ikpeazu orders immediate shuts down Bakassi Market following the destruction of fire truck belonging to Abia State Fire Service.

The damaged vehicle is said to be the only functional fire fighting truck in Aba Zone.

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Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has ordered the immediate closure of Umuehilegbu Industrial Market popularly called Bakassi Market, following a violent attack on personnel and destruction of Fire fighting truck of Abia State Fire Service on Monday.





According to reports, the crew from Abia State Fire Service were allegedly attack while responding to a fire incident in the market after the crew reportedly failed to respond on time to control a fire.

This short clip, which has gone viral, captures the destruction of the Abia State Fire Service’s fire fighting trucks. The damaged vehicle is said to be the only functional fire fighting truck in Aba Zone.

A statement signed by the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr. A.C.B Agbazuere also ordered the arrest of all perpetrators of the illicit acts for consequential prosecution.

“GOVERNMENT SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Following the unwarranted attack of men of the Abia State Fire Service and the destruction of Abia State Fire Service vehicles, the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, Ph.D has approved the immediate closure of Umuehilegbu Industrial Market popularly called Bakasi Market, Aba.

The Chairman and all members of Umuehilegbu Industrial Market Management Committee are hereby suspended.





The statement added that :

The Police and other security agencies are to safeguard the market and equally arrest all perpetrators of the illicit acts for consequential prosecution.”

Some of the suspects, who allegedly destroyed the city-owned property, have been arrested by the police.





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