Imo Youths Protest Abductions, Ritual Killings

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

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About 1,000 youths yesterday took to the streets of Owerri to protest the rising cases of kidnapping, ritual killings and other heinous crimes in Imo State. The protest, which started around 9am, grounded vehicular movements along major streets in the state capital, resulting to gridlock, especially around the entrance to the Government House.

However, stern looking security men fought hard to prevent the aggrieved youths from gaining access to the Government House and the state Police Headquarters.

However, the protesters, who wore black shirts and trousers, were not deterred by the presence of armed policemen and soldiers, as they chanted anti-police songs and demanded explanation from the police on the current security situation in the state.

The leader of the protesters, Emeka Ohasiri, said the protest, tagged: “Black Monday,” was a peaceful walk through Owerri to create awareness on the mounting insecurity in the state.

He said, We are trying to register our displeasure over the killings, arson, armed robbery and kidnapping and we want to bring it to the notice of the state government because we can no longer keep quite while the state is overrun by insecurity. “The most worrisome is the incessant kidnappings which have continued unchecked.
By CHRIS NJOKU
Culled from nationalmirror

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