Insecurity: Deploy surveillance helicopters to Ugwuogo-Nike-Nsukka road, ESNET urges FG 

Stung by the recent kidnappings and abduction of motorists and passengers along Ugwuogo-Nike-Opi-Nsukka Road in Enugu state, a coalition of Civil Society Organisations, nongovernmental organisations in Enugu state, under the aegis, Enugu State Network of Civil Society Organisations (ESNET), has called on the federal government, through the security agencies to deploy surveillance helicopters to check crime and criminality along the road.

The group in a statement made available to newsmen in Enugu through their chairperson, Emmanuel Acha; Ikenna Ugwu, PRO and James Okpe, African Centre for Entrepreneurship and Information Development, ACEIDEV, thanked the gallant moves made by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the security chiefs to embark on the on-spot assessment of the incident and pointed out that more is needed to be done, hence the call for the deployment of a surveillance helicopter to rid the road of terror attacks.

“ENSNET condemns in totality the incessant and recent attacks on travelers along Ugwugo-Nike- Opi-Nsukka road of the state and calls for the urgent rescue of the victims and increased surveillance along that corridor.

“It is on record that kidnappers and criminal elements have been operating in that axis for some days and abducting commuters and demanding huge ransoms. The reports we received so far include the abduction of students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, returning to the school for resumption of studies. Also in the kidnappers den is Dan Shere, former secretary to the Enugu state government,” the statement said.