The Executives of the Ogbete Market Amalgamated traders association OMATA has raised alarm over the worsening insecurity situation around the market place caused by some hoodlums normally known as ‘Born throw way’
Speaking to some journalists in Enugu, the Caretaker Chairman, Hon. Cosmos Ejike stated that the various incriminating activities going on in front of the market place normally known as Holy Ghost, along the Rail axis is becoming worrisome
Stating that the activities of those guys called ‘Born throw way’ has become a very serious menace in the face of the market.
According to the chairman, “We dont have much problem inside the market but it is outside the market, Holy Ghost that we are having serious security challenge.
“The activities of this guys has caused the death of many while others attacked and their belongings been taken away
“We need the security agencies, like the Police, civil defence, Army to intervene in this situation as it is beyond our ability” he stated.
The Chief Securiy Office, CSO of Ogbete main market Enugu, Ezebinagu kasie justus who attested to the activities of the Born throw way guys stated that since the inception of his office, there has been reduction of crime rate to 2 percent but the Holy ghost Rail way side has remained a problem to them in the market
Stating that “it was still the activities emanating from this said guys that led to the death of their gang member last two weeks in Ogbete main market where one of the group guys chased one from their area of hide out to the open place and killed him, a situations that caused tension in the market for close to two days.
“We started experiencing their heart last year, though they dont come into the market but it is affecting the market activities, Gqovernment should please look into it.
“Their operation is worrisome, just from the hours of 6:30 in the evening to 7 oclock in the morning
“They are almost forming a confereternity group, they live and carry out their criminality activities their, i must say that they have established a settlement their.
“We beg that the security agencies to come to our rescue by raiding that vaccine to chase them away totally.
Mrs Ngozi Nnamuoko, who is also a member of the Caretaker Committe, also pleaded same thing, calling on security agencies to come and look into the matter
stating that,” i personally think they have not done enough, i dont think those guys are bigger or stronger than them that they cannot handle the case adding that it is a dent on the market name and Enugu state as a whole.