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Royal father pacifies victims … After Eke Atta demolition

By Nick Chibunna
As anger, and frustration continue unabated following the demolition of Eke Atta market in the Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State, traders and individuals whose buildings and market stalls were pulled down had been asked to exercise restraint as efforts are being made to let the government of Imo State know of their plight.
In the same vein, parishioners of St. Michael’s Catholic Church Atta have made passionate appeal to the governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha to spare the perimeter fence of their church building, since according to them it is not within the market area.
Speaking to journalists on the demolition exercise in the market, the traditional ruler of Atta ancient kingdom, H.R.H. Eze Geo Anika expressed sympathized with those whose residential buildings and means of livelihood were destroyed as a result of the exercise.
Eze Anika, however, appealed to the victims of the exercise to see it as a sacrifice and a price they had to pay for the development of the area.
Some traders and individuals who spoke to Christian Voice on the condition of anonymity lamented that they are now homeless and without any means of livelihood and appealed to public-spirited individuals and organizations to come to their rescue.
When Christian Voice called at St. Michael’s Catholic Church Atta, elders of the parish were seen discussing the fate of the church as government bulldozers were busy demolishing more buildings.

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