Enugu: The Enugu State Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Mr Frank Nweke, Jr has lambasted the state Government for “consistently ignoring the plight of its citizens, regarding the worsening security situation in the state occasioned by the heightened spate of kidnapping, especially along the Ugwogo-Opi- Nsukka express way.
This was contained in a statement he personally signed on Sunday on the incessant cases of kidnap of commuters plying the Ugwogo-Opi-Nsukka express way.
The statement reads in full:
“Ndi Enugu nile, ndewonu.
It is with a heavy heart but a strengthened resolve that I make this statement.
It has been a week since the kidnapping of dozens of individuals, including students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, who were returning to school after the eight months long strike action by ASUU. I can’t imagine the trauma of these children and their parents, to have the joy of resumption after months of being home cut short by the failure of the State government to combat criminality and terror.
I encourage everyone to stay calm even while being alert to happenings around you.
It is also frustrating to keep calling on a government that has consistently ignored the plight of its citizens, shutting access to the State house and effectively telling us that they would rather protect themselves alone.
Still, I call on the PDP led government and the relevant authorities to make the rescue of these students the utmost priority. We have the advantage of geo-tracking technology that can be deployed to immediately track these bandits and rescue the abductees.
We must be resolute about this. It is my prayer and charge to the government and the relevant agencies that these students and other abductees are rescued on time, giving the appropriate care and therapy they would require after such a tormenting ordeal. All hands must be on deck to ensure that no one is left behind.
I will keep applying pressure where I can and following the updates closely.
We will overcome.
Ndi Enugu, God bless and keep us all.
Frank Nweke Jr
All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)