Hoodlums flee Onitsha North / South. As Chairmen deploy 250 security operatives over vandalization of gardens, parks

By Okey Maduforo

Suspected hoodlums who have been vandalizing electrical fittings, cables and galleries in the past two weeks the Transition Committee Chairmen were relived of their appointments are said to have fled the area following the deployment of 250 security operatives to those flashpoints.

The hoodlums who motorists and some security operatives alleged that on hearing of the re apportionment the Onitsha South Chairman fled their hid out for fear of being apprehended by the over 250 security operatives that have been deployed to flashpoints.

It was reported that a day after the two Council Chairmen left office pending their re apportionments , suspected hoodlums stormed the garden opposite Ziks Place at Onosi Onira and three parks and other gardens in the area vandalizing electrical fittings cables and galleries used in the beautification of the area.

According to a commercial bus driver who gave his name as Jonah Nwafor;

“A day after the dissolution of Transition Chairmen in Anambra, Electric Cables and wires around that area were totally vandalized”

“This time around,gathers/galleries that give beautification and protection round the garden are gradually being vandalized” he said

Some of the driver’s also confirmed that these act of vandalism takes place at mid night and early morning when few cars and buses ply the road.

Also towards Ose market from Eggerton through Ani-Onitsha, Muokwe park to The Young Park,most of the pipes used in barricading and decongesting roadside traders from main road are all vandalized and the blocks pulled down.

Consequent upon these incidents the two newly appointed Transition Committee Chairmen have deployed more that two hundred and fifty security operatives made up of the police and the vigilante groups as well as the Ant- Touting Squared to commence manhunt of the hoodlums and a bid to bringing them to book and if possible recovering those vandalized items.

According to the Chairman of Onitsha South local government area Chief Emeka Joseph Orji;

“We know that those hoodlums and miscreants have been celebrating that we are no longer in office but we are back and they know the grave consequences”

“There must be law and order in Onitsha South and Onitsha North Council areas and I have been talking with my colleague in Onitsha North and not less than 250 security operatives are on hand to battle them to stand still”

Continuing Orji warned that in the course of the operations of the security men ;

“Anyone or any trader found to have bought those vandalized items would be handled as an accomplice in the crime and market leaders have been directed to carry out undercover investigations to find out the traders that bought those items because they are aiding and abetting criminality in Onitsha commercial city” he said.

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