Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has expressed outrage over the rate of kidnapping in Enugu State. It has been reported that no fewer than 20 people were abducted at different locations in the state at the weekend.
A statement by the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC), Okwu Nnabuike, said the rate of kidnapping in the state is outrageous.
Okwu noted that hoodlums have taken over every major road outside the state capital, stressing that security agencies have not been able to walk the talk.
He said: “This wakeup call is necessitated by recent developments in Enugu State where people can no longer move freely outside the state capital. Despite the efforts of the current state government, including provision of logistics to security agencies, we are yet to see tangible results.
“There has been no day that passed without a report of a kidnapping incident in Enugu. If it is not along Enugu-Ugwuogo-Opi Nsukka Road, it is 4-Corner-Udi Road; if it is not old Udi-Oji River Road, it is the expressway. This is outrageous and totally unacceptable.”