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Traders protest demolition of UTC market Abuja

Traders in the popular UTC market at Area 10 in the Federal Capital Territory have protested the demolition of the market by the FCT Administration, Department of Development Control.

The market is barricaded, with heavily-armed men preventing traders from accessing their goods.

One trader, Tony Oluchukwu, who spoke to our correspondent, said officials of Development Control stormed the market as early as 07:00AM on Saturday.

Writing by Daniel Adejo; Editing by Tony Okerafor