Nigerians have lambasted Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, over the demolition of Ekeukwu market, Owerri on Saturday.
The demolition which recorded death of a 10-year-old boy and two others was described as barbaric.
@Chukwudi_unah wrote: “This is inhumane, Gov. Rochas is a savage, shooting armless civilians, why? I bleed for my country.
@osascruz: “Officials, (govt) were cruising inside protected vehicles while this Barbaric act was going on, & A 10-years-old boy was reportedly shot dead everything is wrong, barbaric behaviours from the leaders.
@chi_chigurl: “I just lost the little respect I have left for Rochas
@OpeomoVic: “Rochas or what ever he is called is a disgrace to humanity.
@princeokey: “This is obviously worse than hate speech,who is monitoring them. We must arise, and fight this inhumane act…Savage government… Shame on Gov. Rochas
@hamidahdaimoh: “Could anything be more bestial and barbaric? There are no excuses for how wrong and unacceptable this is. It is so wrong on multiple levels.
@charlezsage “I have said it before and I would say it again. Rochas Okorocha is a MAD man. I don’t care what happens dude is stupid.
Meanwhile, Okorocha has responded to complaints about demolition of Owerri market.
He described those condemning his actions as haters of progress in the state.
According to him, the market is state’s property and it was the decision of the government to relocate it to a better place.