Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Abia condemns attack on government agents, bans street trading in parts of Aba

By News Express on 14/11/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,548


The Abia State Government has condemned Thursday’s attack on its agents by illegal street traders and miscreants in Aba. It regretted in a Special Government Announcement that “agents of the Aba Urban Renewal Office and Abia State Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) who were on a legitimate mission to Clifford Road by Ube Street in the Aba metropolis, were attacked and terrorised with their vehicles burnt by miscreants and illegal street traders.” A statement siged by Godwin Adindu, Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, descried the incident as “a brazen display of lawlessness and the height of affront against constituted authority.”

Adindu said: “The Abia State Government condemns this incident in all 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.

“This is clearly a conspiracy by disgruntled elements to undermine government efforts by mobilising 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.

“As a result, government directs that within seven days of this announcement, all illegal street trading on this 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 and these 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.

“Government is therefore using this medium to reassure all law abiding citizens of Aba of government determination to protect them from any group of misguided elements who are trying to constitute themselves into a nuisance. All law abiding citizens should go about their lawful businesses without fear of any molestation.

“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.”

•Photo shows Governor Ikpeazu fielding questions from newsmen.

Source News Express

Posted 14/11/2015 8:35:42 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Buhari healthier than 80 pct of Nigerians —...

Herdsmen on rampage in Adamawa, kill Village Heads...

R-E-V-E-A-L-E-D! NN24 funds diverted to the UK

S/Africa set to return $15m arms money to...

Tanzanian govt to employ 10,140 primary school teachers...

There was no APC ward congress in Rivers...

Murder case: Plot to silence us with security...

Appeal Court reserves judgment in suit against Obiano’s...

Senate suspends Omo-Agege over unguarded comment

240 migrants perish near Libya

Soldiers raid baby factory, liberate 17 pregnant teenagers...

Businesses face disruptive forces

 

Latest News Tinubu orders Ambode’s impeachment: Report Boko Haram on rampage in Borno, kills 38 Troops kill wife of Benue militia leader, 12 loyalists Buhari’s men, governors plot Oshiomhole’s downfall IGP asked to account for 56 missing police rifles Paris club loan: Ondo workers threaten showdown with governor Police uncover bodies of Abia pastor, two church members Governor Sani-Bello mourns former CJN Kutigi, says, he was an iconic legal giant Peter The Rock: Atiku made a wise choice picking Peter Obi as running mate for 2019 presidential election, By Ray Ekpu Philanthropist donates N1m, solicits support for Bayelsa flood victims AfDB gives $50m to Fidelity bank for SMEs UBEC’s N51b lying fallow as states fail to access fund

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (408,214 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (383,222 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (315,612 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (258,619 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (238,070 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (224,783 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (204,588 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (186,021 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (170,838 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (166,182 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (161,846 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,578 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (69) Business & Economy (3,701) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (949) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (560) Features (660) Global Business Monitor (304) International (2,557) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,795) Opinion (1,126) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,319) Religion (883) Sports (1,737) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

NLNG Prize for Literature 2018

Zenith Zero Balance

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

LIBYA vs NIGERIA 2-3 Goals Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement