Police in Rivers State have declared a state of emergency on the Rumuiji, Ndele, Rumuekpe axis of the East-West road over the incessant kidnapping of passengers and hijacking of commercial buses. Recall that that particular stretch of the East-West road despite the more than ten police checking points has witnessed several cases of crime including the killing of security personneland bus drivers.
Spokesman of the Police in the State, Nnamdi Omoni told our correspondent Soibi Oruwari that the police are worried over the embarrassing rate of crime in that area, and have adopted effective policing strategies
to curtail the incident.
DSP Omoni said the measures being deployed by the police will yield results and the incident of the hijacking of commercials buses will soon be a thing of the past.
The Spokesman of the Police while responding to allegations of policemen colluding with the criminals to perpetrate these crimes confirmed that his men all already undergoing investigation.
Meanwhile, National Union of Road Transport Workers Rivers State Chapter has expressed worry over the high crime rate along the Emohua axis of the East-West road, the Deputy Chairman of the union in the state, Monday Eleazar appealed to the Rivers State Government to partner the Nigerian army to tackle the menace.
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