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Enugu Kidnap: Victims Alleged Some Of The Kidnappers Were Soldiers – Ohanaeze Youths

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The youth wing of apex Igbo sociocultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has demanded for an intensive investigation into the explanations surrounding the current wave of kidnapping instances alongside the Enugu-Ugwuogo Nike-Nsukka Road.

Recently, commuters have been attacked consecutively on the street, resulting in the kidnapping of some college students of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, and a few excessive profile politicians within the State.

However, there are allegations that the abductors have some insiders amongst safety companies.

According to the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, info extracted from one of many victims present that there’s a chain of communication between the hoodlums and the safety operatives manning numerous checkpoints on the street.

The National President of the Ohanaeze Youths, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike informed journalists in a press release on Saturday that every one the safety operatives on responsibility when the incidents passed off needs to be probed.

While describing the event as importation of insecurity into Enugu State to dent its peaceable standing, Okwu stated a sufferer of the kidnap incident narrated that “the police and the military are complicit within the act of kidnapping on the Opi-Ugwuogo axis.

That the police on the checkpoints often choose costly vehicles conveying individuals who seem to have monetary muscle.

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The police will pull over all such vehicles and ask them to maneuver directly and the second they transfer, the police will launch a gunshot alerting the abductors to return out.

“That from the discussions between the abductors and a few of the victims, it’s clear that a few of the kidnappers are serving troopers.

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

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

“That investigations have additionally revealed that some prime safety males are complicit on this growth.

“That many of the troopers concerned 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 stated consequent upon these allegations, “we, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths are demanding a re-organization of safety structure in Enugu State. This entails an in depth redeployment of all safety chiefs within the State.

“We name on the Inspector-General of Police and the Chief of Army Staff to open up an inquiry into the kidnap incidents recorded at that street. These allegations are too heavy and shouldn’t be swept beneath the carpet. They are usually not too completely different from the expertise of the then Methodist Prelate, Most Rev. Samuel Kanu-Uche who was kidnapped in Abia State. We have the sensation that the identical gang simply relocated to Enugu State.

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

“The imported crime is nothing however a calculated try to destabilize Enugu State. This is why we name on Ndi Enugu to stand 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.

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