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Eke Ukwu market: #Prayforowerri hashtag trend on social media

Violence reportedly erupted in Imo State this morning as the state governor, Rochas Okorocha proceeded with the demolition of the famous Eke Ukwu market. A young boy lost his life in the incidence by stray bullet, read here. See what some users said below...
VIDEO of Security Men shooting at unarmed civilians in Owerri over demolition of Eke Ukwu market.. This is Barbaricpic.twitter.com/rGoxpRTTpc— Osas Cruz (@OsasCruz) August 26, 2017

The traders and youth resisted and began a protest which turned deadly as stray bullet killed a 10-year old boy and several others sustained injuries.

The scene at Owerri has been described by many as a war zone and Nigerians are reacting to the sad event on social media.

Rochas is tearing down market in owerri. FMC is filled with casualties, soldiers are shooting both traders and customers. My God!!!— AlphaFemale (@alpha_orikaeze1) August 26, 2017

Terrible things happening in owerri now. Pray for owerri— KaKa ? (@kakachristy2) August 26, 2017

FUTO boys stay in your houses!Leave IMSU & Alvan girls for today! Owerri is on fire at the moment. So much violence! Pray For Owerri— Suz Of Humour ? (@f1rstlayD) August 26, 2017

Sad as it is, the Owerri massacre just as other issues in this country will not be taken seriously. Pray for Owerri.— Savage ? (@ikennaagha) August 26, 2017

No news channel is carrying the owerri incident not even the local channels. NTA is showing me anambra state primaries?? #PrayForOwerri— Ifeanyi (@inc051) August 26, 2017


Nigerians Take Note,Rochas should never win Any Seat In Nigerian Govt,am Not From Owerri but I will never support this Devilish act.— U'ric Ikenna O. (@ulrichobioma) August 26, 2017


RIP souls lost in the Owerri shootings,God would fight the fight of the Southerners in Nigeria— Leo Edozie Clinton (@Real_Fever) August 26, 2017


I weep for the lives lost in the Owerri demolition exercise!
The Governor / Government in charge should be sanctioned and punished!— I_Am_Nzeh (@nzexnew) August 26, 2017


Eke ukwu market demolition by douglas road in owerri have resulted to gnashing of teeth and loss of life.sporadic shooting by army— Richard (@wisdom_richard6) August 26, 2017


When I told some people in imo state that Douglas is a scam, they chase me away. Hope they can see what is happening in Owerri— Ebo Gerald (@ebogerald1) August 26, 2017


You have your own kids,the are alive,but a family will go to sleep without there https://t.co/zh06Q7W870Saturday.#owerri— El Plaga™ (@Uptown_Niggar) August 26, 2017


Not just Owerri, the nation is already fucked ???
R.I.P to the poor boy that was shot??— Enyinnaya (@iam_NuffBreed) August 26, 2017


When a president does not obey court order, do you think a state governor will be any different? A disgrace called APC. #APC #owerri— EmmyTJ (@emmy_trey) August 26, 2017

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