Enugu Killings: Real Reasons State Govt Banned Keke, Tipper, Okada, Others
Following the recent killings of innocent citizens by gunmen in some communities in Nkanu East and West local government areas, facts have emerged on why Enugu State Government banned the use of Keke, Tricycles, motorcycles, tippers in some communities in Nkanu West, Nkanu East, Enugu North and Enugu East local government areas of the state with immediate effect.
A security source who was privy to the emergency security meeting summoned by Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi after the recent killings in some parts of Enugu, disclosed that the ban was the outcome of the emergency security meeting that was chaired by the Governor, attended by top government officials, heads of security agents, traditional rulers, stakeholders, politicians leaders and indigenes of the affected communities, local government areas and towns, where the security reports in the affected areas were presented and analyzed critically.
According to the security source who pleaded anonymity, it was discovered and disclosed that Okadas or motorcycles are being used by some accomplices to give the gunmen information about the presence and movement of security personnel, especially the military officers in the affected communities.
“In the same vein, the keke or tricycles are also being used by some riders to assist the unknown gunmen to convey guns and rifles of security personnel to a safe place after killing them on duty.
“After the killings and maiming of some people in some communities in Nkanu West LGA on the day of the recent local government election in the state, the gunmen and their internal collaborators were caught by security personnel, while they were conveying the corpses of three of their members who were gunned down by security personnel during a gun duel to a bush for burial.”
The security source continued: “It was after analyzing the evidence-based, heartbreaking, and shocking security reports about the killings and mode of operations of the gunmen in the affected communities and the local government areas that the people of the communities, heads of security agents and the Enugu state government agreed for the immediate ban of tricycles, Tippers and motorcycles in the affected areas, while further investigations are being carried out to fish out the real culprits among them.”