Abuja – The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has called on Usman Baba, inspector-general of police (IGP), to order an investigation into the murder of Donatus Udeh, Vice chairman of her Enugu Branch.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Tasiu Gidari-Wudil, NSE president, said over the years, the society has been inundated with reports of abductions and killings of its members across the country, especially in the south-east.

He said Udeh was abducted on April 22 and his body was found three days later.

“Three days later, his mutilated, lifeless body and vehicle were found at different locations within 9th mile corner, Ngwo, Enugu state on April 25,” NAN quoted Gidari-Wudil as saying.

“The late Engr. Udeh was, until his demise, the Vice Chairman of the Enugu branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.“

In a similar way, five engineers from NELAN Engineering Consulting Limited were abducted on their way to inspect a project site in Ebonyi on Nov. 3, 2021.

“The NSE president identified the victims as Nelson Onyemeh, Ernest Edeani, Ikechukwu Ejiofor, Samuel Aneke and Stanley Nwazulum. Gidari-Wudil said when all the professionals were killed, there would be no one left to construct roads, build bridges and waterways.

“The engineer saves lives and improves the quality of living by her innovative ideas and inventions. The slain engineers were exactly on such patriotic nation-building and economy- stimulating course when they were cut down,” he said.

“It is an irony that such breed of humans would be targeted for such brutality without a convincing action by the government to bring the perpetrators to book.

“Going forward , I hereby make an appeal to the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to wade into the matter.”

According to NAN, Gidari-Wudil further said if no action was taken as demanded, as president and chairman-in-council of the NSE, he would initiate an industrial action to press home their demands.

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