By Sunny A. Ijomah
No fewer than 10 persons were wounded Saturday afternoon, while goods worth millions of naira were destroyed, following a stampede that resulted due to sporadic shooting by unknown gunmen at the Bridge Head Drug Market, known as Onitsha Patent and Proprietary Medicine Dealers Union, OPPMDU Onitsha.
Our correspondent gathered that trouble resulted Saturday afternoon at about 12.50 pm when some youths wilding gun invaded the market, allegedly led by a contestant of anti-fake and substandard drug taskforce Chairman for the market, known as Anambra State Taskforce against Fake and Counterfeit Drug.
The taskforce was said to have been led by Mr. Chibuzor Nwokege (aka Obele Prince) before he was removed by the former Commissioner for Commerce, Trade and Wealth Creation, Dr. Christian Madubuko, and replaced with Mr. Emeka Ezeanyika.
The replacement was said not gone down well with Mr. Nwokeji who was said to have been striving to have his way back to the office, and while his successor Mr. Ezeanyika is said to be favourably disposed with Dr. Madubuko who on his new appointment as the state Commissioner for Transport, handed him over to his successor, Mr. Uchenna Okafor.