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Enugu kidnap incidents: Ohanaeze fumes as victims reveal scary particulars, indict navy, police

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Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has identified as for an in depth investigation into the circumstances surrounding the wave of kidnap incidents alongside Enugu-Ugwuogo Nike-Nsukka Road.

DAILY POST had reported that commuters have been attacked consecutively on the road, ensuing within the kidnapping of some school college students of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, and some extreme profile politicians throughout the State.

However, there are allegations that the abductors have some insiders amongst security firms.

According to the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, data extracted from one among many victims current that there is a chain of communication between the hoodlums and the security operatives manning quite a few checkpoints on the road.

The National President of the Ohanaeze Youths, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike instructed journalists in a press launch on Saturday that all the security operatives on accountability when the incidents took place must be probed.

While describing the occasion as importation of insecurity into Enugu State to dent its peaceful standing, Okwu said a sufferer of the kidnap incident narrated that “the police and the navy are complicit throughout the act of kidnapping on the Opi-Ugwuogo axis. That the police on the checkpoints usually select expensive autos conveying people who appear to have financial muscle. The police will pull over all such autos and ask them to maneuver immediately and the second they switch, the police will launch a gunshot alerting the abductors to return out.

“That from the discussions between the abductors and a lot of the victims, it is clear that a lot of the abductors are serving troopers.

“That the abductors are using AK-49 and berreta pistols.

“That each time the troopers are coming to the camp to drop meals and arms, they may blindfold the eyes of the victims.

“That investigations have moreover revealed that some prime security males are complicit on this enchancment.

“That most of the troopers involved are imported into the State from Umuahia, Abia State.

“That the kidnappers, who were speaking pure Fulani, kept boasting and claiming that there was no need involving the police as they had backings from high ranking army and police officers.”

He said consequent upon these allegations, “we, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths are demanding a re-organization of security construction in Enugu State. This entails an in depth redeployment of all security chiefs throughout the State.

“We identify on the Inspector-General of Police and the Chief of Army Staff to open up an inquiry into the kidnap incidents recorded at that road. These allegations are too heavy and should not be swept under the carpet. They are normally not too completely completely different from the experience of the then Methodist Prelate, Most Rev. Samuel Kanu-Uche who was kidnapped in Abia State. We have the feeling that the an identical gang merely relocated to Enugu State.

“We also demand the immediate rescue of all the hostages.”

“The imported crime is nothing nonetheless a calculated attempt to destabilize Enugu State. This is why we identify on Ndi Enugu to face up, regardless of political affiliation, and say no to this evil plot.

“Enugu remains the only peaceful State in the South-East and that is the record they want to dent. We urge Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi not to be intimidated but to stand firm,” Okwu declared.

Enugu kidnap incidents: Ohanaeze fumes as victims reveal scary details, indict army, police

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