|City Of Onitsha|
Report By Campaign For Democracy South-East Zone Publicity Arm
The Campaign for Democracy (CD) has urged Mr Ballah Nasarawa, Anambra State Commissioner of Police to step-up security in Onitsha in order to check the rising crime wave in the commercial city.
This was contained in a statement issued by CD in Onitsha, Anambra State.
The statement was signed by Dede Uzor A. Uzor, Chairman, CD South-East Region.
``Going by the cases of recent kidnappings in Anambra state, especially in Onitsha; it is expedient that the Commissioner of Police should take decisive actions on the development. Within two weeks, about six people have been kidnapped, these included Igwe Mike Okechukwu, Eze Di Ora Mma 11 of Awgbu community in Orumba North LGA and Igwe Goddy Mbakwe of Abacha Community in Idemili South LGA. Then a business mogul, Chief Ignatius Nwaenyi, a trader in Tools and Allied Matters Market at Bridgehead, Onitsha was abducted; while the General Manager of Orange Drug Company, Onitsha was also abducted. A woman and her son were also abducted,’’ the statement said.
The Campaign For Democracy recalls that three weeks ago, two police officers from Fegge Police Station was shot by rampaging criminals; one of them had his AK47 rifle snatched.
CD said that there are many other unreported cases of kidnapping.
The pro-democracy group also condemned in the inhuman manner that some Nigerians were deported and dumped in Onitsha.
``CD is calling for unreserved apology from Lagos State Government to the people of Anambra State especially the residents of Onitsha. President Goodluck Jonathan should call Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State to order as this is the second time of this unconstitutional and inhuman deportation of Nigerians from the South-East zone. If such constitutional breach continues, CD would take legal action against the Lagos State Government on behalf of those affected,’’ the group said.