By CHIDI NKWOPARA
OWERRI—Irked by the growing spate of kidnapping, Imo State government has warned that any vehicle found adorning tinted windshields would be impounded.
This came on a day Igbo Forum of Nollywood staged a peaceful protest to Government House, Owerri, to protest the kidnap of their colleague, Miss Nkiru Sylvester, who is Special Assistant to Governor Rochas Okorocha on Public Affairs.
The government also threatened to arrest and prosecute vehicle owners plying the roads without registration numbers.
Governor Rochas Okorocha, who read the riot act while addressing newsmen after superintending over the state’s security council meeting in Owerri, also warned that similar fate awaited those using siren illegally.
Okorocha noted that a task force would be deployed across the state to ensure strict compliance to this directive.
He decried the high level of crime perpetrated in the state and gave an assurance that government would work hard to safeguard the lives and property of all persons living in or passing through the state.
Governor Okorocha expressed concern over the abduction of his Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Miss Nkiru Sylvanus, as well as Principal Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Mr.Emenike Ihekwoaba, four months ago.
He appealed to the citizenry to provide credible information to security agencies that would help to secure the release of the kidnapped victims.
Speaking also, the Commander, 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, Brigadier-General Abubakar Alkali, said: “Efforts are being intensified to clamp down on undesirable elements in the state”.