Motorists and commuters in Imo have appealed to the state authorities to dismantle the roadblocks alongside the Authorities Home roundabout to ease the lengthy site visitors gridlock throughout the axis.
Some drivers who spoke with our correspondent on Tuesday, narrated their ordeal whereas utilizing the foremost hyperlink street the place the state authorities home is located.
A bus driver who pleaded anonymity condemned the act of irritating peoples motion ever because the purported ‘unknown gunmen’ set the state correctional centre on fireplace.
Hear him, “it’s at all times the poor plenty that endure on this conditions. Ever because the state jail yard was burnt by unknown gunmen, this place has been blocked.
“Our safety brokers are used to preventing crimes when the deed has already been finished. That is absolute nonsense!
“There may be just about no place in Owerri that’s free to maneuver by way of. In every single place is blocked by the safety brokers.
“As soon as they hear the sound of the unknown gunmen, they may disappear into the skinny air. It’s only on the harmless civilians who’re on the lookout for their day by day bread, that they’ve energy over.
“Now, I’m listening to that the Governor who got here again on Friday from Abuja, has run again to the FCT leaving his state in ruins. Who’s deceiving who?
“For all I do know, the Governor shouldn’t run away from his tasks. He ought to come again house to face the scenario, as no different individual will do it aside from him.
“Working to Abuja now and again gained’t resolve the issue. Let him know that his state is in turmoil, and must be secured from the arms of unknown gunmen.”
A youth chief in Mbieri Mbaitoli LGA of Imo state, Chinagorom Christopher, in a Fb submit, additionally condemned the growing site visitors gridlock within the state capital, describing it as unlucky.
He stated the federal government is being unnecessarily callous to endure the poor plenty, most of that are mini-bus drivers, who don’t have any different technique of livelihood.
He requested that the roadblocks alongside the streets of Owerri be dismantled with rapid impact to allow the individuals seek for their day by day bread.
The Governor, it was reported, got here again from Abuja on Friday and worshipped at Authorities Home Victory Chapel the place he assured Imo individuals of the federal government’s readiness to show and arraign the perpetrators of the crimes.
Nonetheless, Governor Hope Izodinma was stated to have jetted out to the FCT on Monday morning, to the chagrin of Imo individuals who go away in worry of the unknown.