Following the gunmen attack on some communities in Nkanu West local government area during the last Enugu council election wherein over 8 persons were killed and over 7 cars burnt, an umbrella body of journalists from Nkanu land under the aieges of Nkanu Media Professionals have condemned in strong terms the unwarranted attack, killings and destruction of properties, calling on the state government and security agencies to intensify efforts towards finding a lasting solution to such barbaric attack.
In a statement signed by the group’s representatives, Nkanu Media Professionals called on Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to reconsider the ban on tricycle, motorcycle and tiper trucks in Nkanu East, Nkanu West and some communities in Enugu south local government as it will spell doom by creating more hunger in the land.
According to the statement, the near intractable insecurity challenge plaguing the state at the moment would be reduced if an effective security management system with adequate precautionary measures against spontaneous attacks by unknown gunmen are put in place.
The group further called for actions to beef up security by arresting conflicts at their early stages before they escalate to violence.
While lamenting that Nkanu Land had become one of the hotbeds of attacks in the state, the group noted that the prevalence of conflicts, manifests in political thuggery among other vices.
“We commend the Governor Ugwuanyi led administration for his untiring efforts in making Enugu a home for all and call on him to graciously reconsider this ban because it will create more untold hardship on the people”
“The ban is ill thought off. People are already suffering and no jobs for our youths”
Government should reconsider the ban so that Keke, okada riders and tipper truck drivers can go about their normal businesses”.
“We urge the government to look inwards and ensure that the Police and other sister security agencies are doing their work more professionally without extortion and bias”
The group sympathize with families of those who lost their lives in that election and urged government to put mechinary in place for adequate information gathering.
– ChidiPeters Okoye
(Publisher, Time Africa Magazine)
(Publisher Jungle Journalist)
(Daily Star Online News Enugu) DAILY GAZETTE
(CEO, Ugwumba Tv)
Raymond O. Ugwu
(Publisher, Purenews Reporters LTD)
For; Nkanu Media Professionals