Officials of the Nsukka Local Government Council in Enugu State have demolished shops and seized caskets in a bid to force traders to relocate to a new market.
A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent in Nsukka reports that the action was carried out by the council officials late on Wednesday.
No fewer than 48 caskets belonging traders to traders at Aku Road, behind Bishop Shanahan Hospital were said to have been seized by the council officials with 10 shops also demolished.
The traders have been having a running battle with the council officials, who have been forcing the traders to relocate to a place, called Nsukka Timber Shed.
Speaking to reporters on the development in Nsukka on Thursday, Mr Benson Asogwa, Chairman of the Nsukka Association of Casket Dealers, said that officials of the Local Government Council raided shops and seized goods in a bid to force out traders.