Military reopens Banex Plaza in Abuja

The Banex Plaza in the Wuse 2 area of Abuja has reopened for business after being under military siege for over a week. The plaza resumed operations on Monday afternoon around 2:30pm, as reported by Daily Trust.

The military authorities sealed off the market on May 18 following a violent clash between traders and soldiers.

The altercation began when thugs allegedly attacked soldiers who were involved in a dispute with a trader at the plaza.

The trader had reportedly sold a defective phone to someone who then called in the soldiers.

Initially, the police intervened to resolve the conflict, but later soldiers raided the plaza, prompting traders to close their shops immediately.

Various human rights activists, including Femi Falana, SAN, as well as civil society organizations, criticized the military’s actions.