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Abia on alert after traders attack government agents

13 November 2015, 17:10

Abia - Abia State Government has condemned the attack on agents of the Aba Urban Renewal Office and Abia State Environmental Protection Agency by alleged miscreants and illegal street traders.

It was reported on Thursday the agents were attacked and terrorized had their vehicles burnt while they were on “a legitimate mission” to Clifford Road by Ube Street in the Aba metropolis.

Godwin Adindu, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, said the attack was a brazen display of lawlessness and the height of affront against constituted authority.

“The Abia State Government condemns this incident in its entirety and also condemns the tendency of people taking laws into their hands and attacking government agents who are on legitimate duty to restore sanity to the city,” he said.

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“This is clearly a conspiracy by disgruntled elements to undermine government efforts by mobilizing hoodlums and miscreants to resist and attack government agents who are carrying out their legitimate assignments. Government wants to warn these elements that a repeat performance of this dastardly act will be disastrous for the perpetrators and the brains behind them.”

Adindu said Government reassured all law abiding citizens of Aba of government determination to protect them from any group of “misguided elements trying to constitute themselves into a nuisance.”

“All law abiding citizens should go about their lawful businesses without fear of any molestation,” said Adindu.

“Government is adequately prepared to protect the lives and property of all citizens and will therefore not tolerate any such display of brazen violence and confrontation to constituted authority. This is totally unacceptable to the government of Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu.”

As a result, all illegal street trading on the affected road must stop so as to ease traffic on that road.

The Aba South Local Council has completed the construction of shops at Goodmorning Market behind East Street by Ngwa Road. The illegal street traders ought to have relocated to the new sites over a month ago. As a way of cushioning the effect of the relocation, the Aba South Local Council has since stopped collecting tolls from the traders.

- CAJ News

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