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Army REOPENS Banex plaza in Abuja

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Army REOPENS Banex plaza in Abuja

Following several days of closure, the Nigerian Army has announced immediate reopening of Banex Plaza in Wuse, Abuja

Army REOPENS Banex plaza in Abuja
Army REOPENS Banex plaza in Abuja

In a statement on Monday, the spokesperson for the Army, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, said the reopening of the plaza was agreed at a high-level meeting convened in the Office of the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu.

Those in the meeting according to Nwachukwu include the Principal General Staff Officer to the NSA, Commissioner of Police FCT, the FCT Director of the Department of State Services, the Leadership and Management of Banex Plaza, a Representative from the Directorate of Abuja Environmental Protection Board, and the National Chairman of the Mobile Phone Traders Association.

The military had taken over the plaza since the attack on its personnel by civilians on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

After the closure of the plaza, Major General Nwachukwu had explained that the plaza was shut after the incident on Saturday, May 18, 2024 to probe the “cruel treatment” meted out to “unarmed soldiers” by some persons at the trade plaza.

On Friday, the House of Representatives urged the Federal Government and the Nigerian Army to immediately reopen Banex Plaza in Abuja.

In the statement on Monday, Nwachukwu said the primary objective of the meeting was to identify and apprehend the perpetrators and ensure the continued security of the Federal Capital.

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