The Market leaders of Ikokwu spare parts Traders union have raised alarm over threats to their lives by the alleged mastermind of the ill executed land sales transactions between the Ikokwu traders, the alledge investor and sons of the land lord.
The Chairman of the Port Harcourt Motor spare parts Dealers High Chief Anthony Iwu Alaliboiregh told our correspondent that ever since the deputy leader of the Rivers state house of assembly members led some hoodlums on Sunday with two Bulldozer to demolish the market but was chase out by the traders, their lives have been in constant danger, as they receive countless voice threats from strange individuals threatening to kill or harm them.
The Ikokwu spare part dealer Chairman hinted that the scaring part is that the said hoodlums trailed them to their Houses with intentions of causing bodily harm by firing gunshots at them.
He said the union has written petition to the Commissioner of Police and the state Director of DSS in Rivers State to come to their aid while they are still alive, He Emphasized that the traders are not disputing the ownership of the said potions of Ikokwu market but that they are only asking for reasonably time to move or be allotted another place to continue trading.
Recall that on the 2nd of September 2020 The union Leaders had said the Rivers state government has intervened in the lingering forcefully Eviction and demolition of the market and has agreed to give them more time.
The secretary of Ikokwu motor spare parts union Nnamdi Amariakwu told correspondent Anita Ogona that the union held a meeting with government representatives who agreed to mediate between them and the investor.
He said at the end of the meeting the government promised to relocate the market to a better place within the shortest possible time.
However there was pandemonium on Sunday morning September 6th2020 at Ikokwu motor spare parts market in Port Harcourt following the arrival of two bulldozers which was allegedly meant to be used for demolition of the portion of the market that have been sold by the landlord.
Some of the Spare parts dealers at the market told our correspondent that they stormed the place in their numbers on receiving the information and stopped the people from demolishing the place because the time extension given to them as agreed in a meeting with the Government has not elapsed.