From Princely Onyenwe
The Insecurity situation in Nekede and its neighboring Communities of Avu, Ihiagwa and Obinze is becoming uncontrollable. In other words herders have ravaged the communities chasing landowners and farmers away from their farm lands.
Flood on its part has eaten deep the fabrics of Development and progress in the area. The Zoo bridge at Nekede old road and that of Nekede Mmiri Nkwoahia link bridge at number 12 bus stop are near collapsing.
The Ihiagwa axis of the busy express road is cut off while leo-9 construction company has evacuated their equipments from police post Umuoma Nekede.
The photo in this story speaks loudly the actual position of Nekede, the closet city to the Imo state capital Owerri. Nekede old road precisely at the zoo area is impassable and the already abandoned construction of bridge stands to collapse because of this continous flood in the area.
Same sorry situation is at number 12bus stop Nekede Mmiri Nkwoahia link bridge and nothing serious is done at the time of this post this Wednesday afternoon dated 26-10-2023!!
Driving towards Ihiagwa road is another death trap since months the Leo-9 construction company stopped work within the police post area.
The threat of Fulani herders turned abductors within Nekede, Avu, Ihiagwa and Obinze farmlands have resulted to the killing of innocent citizens and continued rampaging of the area. Police divisional headquarter in the area is aware of this repeated incident going on in the busy farmlands.
However, information reaching our News desk stated that the bushy lands in question where these Hoodlums and abductors habit is this same troubled FUTO acclaimed acquired land which is now going through the process of negotiation to resolve with landowners and engage investors to open up the bushes.
Since this matter of Insecurity was transferred to the state command the attack has continued and the people are living in tension.
The women of these areas mentioned cannot access their farmlands for the fear of the unknown since herders in the area have now turned to be threatening the people of Nekede, Avu, Ihiagwa, and Obinze.
Traditional rulers and the youths of these Communities have to align with the state government to speed up action to open these bushes and unravel the abductors otherwise it may affect the area negatively. As the festive season is fast approaching, Insecurity in this area has to be put to check by law enforcement agents without futher delay.
A call on the state government through the House of Assembly member and the Ministry of works to alert the governor of this dangerous situation ravaging Nekede people.
The height of insecurity in the area is increasing on daily basis and people are being attacked in their farmlands continously.
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