JUST IN: Banex Plaza reopens after military standoff

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The Nigerian Military has reportedly reopened the popular Banex Plaza, an electronics and telecommunications market in Wuse II, Abuja, after laying siege on the plaza since Saturday, May 18, 2024.

 

A shop owner in the nearby Emab Plaza, confirmed to newsmen that the plaza was opened a couple of hours ago, as of the time of filing this report, adding that the shop owners were currently holding a general meeting.

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“Yes, they have reopened. They are having a meeting now; all the shop owners are having a meeting, but I don’t know if they are meeting with the military. They opened the plaza this afternoon, around 2 pm,” Somto said.

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Recall that the popular market was sealed by the Military on the 18th of May, following attacks on some officers of the army, in a viral video shared on X on the same day.

 

A buyer had reportedly gone with the soldiers to demand a refund from a shop owner from whom he bought a phone, which then became faulty.

 

The Nigerian Army had also detained a shop owner, Caleb Onyemaechi, at the Mambilla Barracks, Asokoro, Abuja, over the clash, and also arrested some people whom they claimed were involved in the assault.

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