“It is worthy of note that the spate of insecurity in the region is on the increase mostly along the Choba – Alimini segment of the East West road and one can easily draw the relationship between unemployment and youth restiveness in the region. Cases of Kidnappings, killings, highway robbery among others has become the order of the day.
A case whereby the contractor would have no choice but to disengage hundreds of workers while others were placed on redundancy were all recipes that snowballed into this level of insecurity.
Another flash point and hot bed for criminal activities is the Owerri – Port Harcourt Road, the border between Rivers and Imo State segment is also a nightmare to travellers as kidnapping activities is also at it’s crescendo, and our security operatives are most times overwhelmed.
That segment of the road needs the Ministry’s attention as it has also failed.”