Following the killing of a yet to be identified middle aged woman in Enugu State by hoodlums on Thursday, protesters have stormed a police station in Nchantacha, demanding the immediate sack of the Police Commissioner in the state, Mr. Suleiman Balarabe.
Igbere TV had reported that irate youths blocked the major Roads in the community, protesting the killing of the innocent woman.
Our correspondent gathered that the woman was allegedly raped by the Hoodlums before she was stabbed to death.
Speaking with Igbere TV correspondent, one of the protesters said they are protesting for the immediate sack of the Enugu State Police Commissioner, Mr. Suleiman Balarabe.
According to the protester who identified himself as Monday Obumneke alleged that the Commissioner hasn’t been doing enough to curb the present rise in insecurity in the state.
“Enugu state has been very peaceful until recently. Since the arrival of the Present Police commissioner, things are no longer the same”
“We are not happy about what is happening. Just last two weeks, a Rev. Father was killed.”
“We are demanding for the immediate sack of the Police Commissioner because he is not doing enough to handle the security of the state. We are are not happy “, he added.
Another protester, Nkechi Nworie also blamed the state Commissioner of Police for the current security challenges in the state.
She demanded for justice over the killing of the Rev. Father.
“All we want is Justice for those who have been killed and for the killings to be put to an end.”
“We are tired of these killings. The state commissioner of Police has failed the people of Enugu State and should be sacked,” she said.
Also speaking with Igbere TV correspondent over the ugly situation, another resident of the area who identified herself as Nkechi noted that the Governor of the State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi earlier in the week joined the Vigilante Group in search of the rampaging hoodlums and kidnappers in the thick forests of Awgu and Udi LGAs and thereafter ordered for the immediate clearing of the bushes which hitherto served as hideouts for these criminal elements.
“We are proud of our Governor, he has been doing his best to beef up security in the state but the police appear to be sleeping.”
“Two days ago, he was going from security checkpoint to another to sensitive the policemen and military against these bandits who don’t want us to sleep with our two eyes closed, but the CP and other heads of security agencies seem not to be appreciating the efforts this governor.”
“Although we are devastated, but we are with our dear Governor at this point in time in order to find a lasting solution to the present killings and kidnappings in the state,” she said.
Meanwhile, Igbere TV had reported that last two weeks, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi sent anti-kidnapping bill to state assembly, to employ 1,700 forest guards
The Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Ortuanya, stated that the state government upon reviewing the security situation in the state, resolved to send an Anti-kidnapping Bill to the state assembly as an Executive Bill, to ensure maximum security.
Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration further resolved to employ 1,700 Forest Guards within 30 days, comprising 100 persons per Local Government Area, in compliance with the recent decision of the South East Governors Forum on Community Policing.
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