Prostitutes in Anambra have recently gone on rampage.
Vanguard reports that about 200 commercial sex workers staying at the cattle market near the border community of Amansea in Anambra State are angry. The angry prostitutes destroyed shacks around their houses after they were rendered homeless and flushed out by officials of the Anambra State Urban Development Board (ASUDEB).
Vanguard reports that in a bid to deliver the area from kidnappers and other related vices who use the brothel as hideout, ASUDEB officials descended on the prostitutes at about 3pm with armed security operatives. However, most of the prostitutes have already relocated to the nearby Ugwuoba in Oji River local government area of Enugu State.
The prostitutes were however angry because they claimed they were not notified before ASUDEB carried out the demolition. The prostitutes also claimed ASUDEB was biased by leaving out some structures from the demolition process, hence their anger and reason for destroying the untouched structures in the cattle market. However, the General Manager of ASUDEB, Mr. Nathan Enemuo, who led the operation, said the exercise was part of Governor Willie Obiano’s resolve to rid the state of all kinds of crime and criminal activities in the state. He also said that the prostitutes were notified three weeks before the demolition process.
He said: “A lot of prostitutes live around Amansea cattle market, spoiling our children and constituting nuisance in the area and you know that anywhere there is brothel, criminals and kidnappers hover around there. In my capacity as the ASUDEB general manager, I will ensure that this does not exist anymore in the state and our activities are in line with our amiable governor’s policy on zero tolerance to crime and kidnapping in the state.”
Following the incessant public outcry against the increase of prostitution and other social vices at Tinshama, a slum in the Nassarawa Local Government of Kano State, Hisbah operatives have recently arrested about 23 young girls for alleged prostitution, most of them in their teen-years.