We all grew up to know that suya is sold by the road side, roasted corn is sold by the road side, boiled groundnut is hawked and akara is fried by the road side.
In fact, over the years, this has become part of our culinary identity as a country. Nobody rents a shop to sell these things. I therefore find it disturbing that thugs working for Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) will be harassing Nigerians doing these legitimate businesses.
In some instances, they are chased dangerously into moving traffic and get knocked down by moving vehicles.
These people are not criminals, bandits or terrorists. Many of us patronize them especially during the season of corn and groundnut. AMAC should also desist from using thugs to enforce laws.
Most times, these enforcers appear more like criminals and are very uncouth. There are better ways of doing things and we must learn that.
These set of people should he left alone to sell within permissible hygienic conditions.
They just want to survive…