Monday, May 20, 2024

Ebonyi-Enugu highway abandoned due to kidnappers’ siege


The safety scenario on the Idodo boundary axis of Ebonyi and the Enugu Expressway has deteriorated because of the legal actions of kidnappers who lay siege to the highway.

This improvement has compelled many highway customers who use the path to droop their journeys.

The deteriorating scenario has paralysed actions to and from Ebonyi State.

In line with a supply who pleaded anonymity, the abductors “can relaxation for hours and even days, however strike inside a second with out discover.”

An Ebonyi-based dealer, Nicholas Nworie, advised DAILY POST he suspended an necessary assembly in Enugu on the weekend because of the spate of kidnappings on the highway.

He stated: “I postponed my all-important assembly in Enugu in the present day due to the kidnapping incidents. Aside from myself, many others cancelled the journey and it’s very unlucky.

“I’ve performed my finest to attract authorities’s consideration to the issue however the governments of Enugu and Ebonyi appear to not be involved in regards to the incident.

“My sister referred to as me this morning to say that her husband’s finest good friend was shot by hoodlums a couple of days in the past whereas coming to Abakaliki at about 5 pm. He deserted his automotive and escaped with a bullet wound. One thing pressing must be performed to arrest the scenario.”

One other supply famous that motion alongside the ever-busy highway has turn into unsafe, including: “Somebody in my avenue simply got here again from Enugu this afternoon and stated that although they crossed safely, everybody inside their car began praying as they approached Idodo.”

He famous that the abductors had been extremely unpredictable and may even function in broad daylight.

“Somebody was kidnapped on Tuesday. They secured his launch on Thursday. He was kidnapped earlier than 3 pm. That very same day, they (kidnappers) operated within the night however a driver who escaped alerted these coming from Enugu and the highway was abandoned.

“When these from Abakaliki noticed that no automotive was coming from Enugu, they parked. Safety operatives had been alerted and so they cleared the highway. All these didn’t occur very early or late at night time however occurred between 2 pm and 4 pm,” he narrated.

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