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Imo residents keep vigil as armed robbers take over streets

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Residents dwelling on Douglas street, Ama-JK, Ikenegbu, Royce, Njamanze, Orji, Amakohia, Akwakuma and MCC street in Owerri, the Imo State capital, at the moment are holding vigil in opposition to unknown gunmen whose actions had wreaked havoc within the state.

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DAILY POST correspondent who interacted with among the residents experiences that the crisis-prone areas appeared to have skilled relative peace as residents now thread with warning.

A provisions vendor who lives in Amakohia mentioned, “you may see that individuals at the moment are closing their retailers early for concern of the unknown gunmen. As a result of nobody is aware of when they may strike.

“I used to shut my store by 11pm however not anymore. This time round, I shut by 8pm. I’ve to avoid wasting my life.”

The girl who refused her identify in print recalled the sequence of armed theft and kidnapping incidents that had taken place previously couple of weeks.

She mentioned, “my neighbour was just lately kidnapped. She was launched simply final week after the household paid an enormous sum for ransom.

“There’s nearly no day that passes with none case of theft or kidnapping in Owerri. We’re actually petrified of the state of affairs.

“The federal government, by itself, will not be doing effectively in arresting the state of affairs. They need to know that peoples lives are concerned and beef up the safety structure.”

A survey alongside the Orji, MCC and Douglas areas of the state capital revealed that merchants occupying the busy roads have taken the identical step of closing up their wares on time as a result of, in accordance with them, the bandits typically strike at evening.

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