Students of Abia State University have blocked the Uturu-Ebonyi road protest over the incessant kidnapping and robbing of their students by criminals alleged to be herders.
This comes barely 24 hours after a man driving a Lexus SUV was shot dead and a bus conveying passengers hijacked.
The angry students said that despite several complaints and assurances, the government have refused to beef up security in the area.
Meanwhile, the Abia State Government says it has been informed of yet another incident of senseless kidnapping and unfortunate death of innocent citizens especially students around the ABSU – UTURU- OKIGWE axis and Umunneochi – Ihube Area occasioned by the criminal activities of mindless terrorists.
Eze Chikamnayo, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in a statement said Governor Okezie Victor Ikpeazu is a very proactive, security-conscious Leader who over the years has proven through visible results that the safety and welfare of all Abians and Nigerians is his topmost priority.
“We, as a Government, are saddened by this ugly development around our Boundaries with Imo State and are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that normalcy is quickly restored.
“However, we may not for operational reasons be able to go into further details at this time so as to safeguard the processes already put in place by our hardworking Security Agencies and Government Authorities.
“Governor Ikpeazu assures all our Citizens of his total commitment in the aforementioned regard while urging all to remain calm and maintain the peace”.