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Imo community cries out over kidnapping, insecurity

By Chinonso Alozie

OWERRI—FOLLOWING reports of incessant kidnappings in Umuowa-Ibu in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State, a community leader, Mr. Nelson Okoronkwo, yesterday said  they now live in fear.

This is coming few days after the same community protested to the Imo Police headquarters in Owerri over insecurity in their community.

Okoronkwo who led the protest told Vanguard that the situation is getting worse.

He said: “As I talk to you, we are living in fear. We can’t sleep because of what we are experiencing. You wake up and you hear that somebody has disappeared.

“The bad people in this village are doing a lot of evil and when you report and have the Police arrest some suspects, before you know it, they are out and they will continue in their evil acts.

“We are not happy. Our children are not happy. We are now in pains and we want it to end. You can imagine an entire village living in fear.”

Another resident, who introduced himself as Kelechi, said: “We are seriously in fear. We want the president to hear us. We want the Inspector-General of Police and Governor Rochas Okorocha to come to our aid”.


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