Prostitutes set cattle market ablaze after brothels demolished

Prostitutes set cattle market ablaze after brothels demolished

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:53 pm


Hell hath no fury than a woman scorned, wrote Shakespeare.

In Nigerian state of Anambra, prostitutes, whose brothels were demolished by an agency of the state government, has exacted a revenge by burning a section of  the Amansea Cattle Market, Awka,  the capital.

Illustration: some prostitutes

Illustration: some prostitutes

The Anambra State Urban Development Board (ASUDEB) had same day demolished the brothel located within the cattle market on grounds that the makeshift structures were habouring kidnappers and other hoodlums.

General Manager of the board, Mr Chinedu Enemmuo, who led the operation, said that the exercise was part of Gov. Willie Obiano’s resolve to rid the state of all kinds of crimes and vices.

Enemmuo maintained that the structures demolished were illegal buildings where commercial sex workers, kidnappers and armed robbers resided.

He denied the allegation of bias in the demolition, adding that it would be extended to Nnewi, Onitsha and other cities after the expiration of a three-week notice as done in the Awka instant.

“The structures that were not demolished are those of cattle dealers and canteens,” he said.

No sooner was the demolition carried out than the visibly angry commercial sex workers mobilised and set the remaining structures in the market ablaze.

One of the sex workers, who simply gave her name as Rachael, accused the government officials of bias.

“They are very wicked and inhuman; how can they destroy our houses without notice, leaving behind some kiosks and canteens that belong to cattle traders,” she said.

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