There was pressure at the Umuchieze dairy cattle market in Umunneochi chamber area of Abia State, yesterday, as steers vendors hindered the Enugu – Port Harcourt turnpike over supposed killing of a herder and a few cows.
Thought shooters were claimed to have attacked a region where the herders back their cows and killed a herder and a few cows. The Abia State government had last week annihilated thought criminal hideaways at the dairy cattle market.
The nonconformists made huge fires and utilized trailers to blockade the two paths of the interstate. The cows vendors encouraged the central government to come to their guide.
However,the circumstance caused weighty traffic develop nearby as more than 200 drivers and travelers were abandoned.
Endeavors by certain warriors and Policemen to clear the blockade flopped as the fighting adolescents added a few major adheres to the huge fire. They later got a little part free from the blockade to permit a tactical watch van pass through the area.
One of the abandoned drivers who was en route to Enugu let Vanguard know that they needed to turn around to Okigwe intersection and redirected to the Uturu – Akaeze street from where they returned to Ishiagu intersection on the freeway.
He said: “We were in a transport en route to Enugu. At the point when we got to Lokpanta, certain individuals on the side of the road waved at us yelling ‘no street, no street’. As we moved toward the steers market, there was a weighty traffic develop with 200 vehicles. We needed to turn around to Okigwe, at Ihube intersection to the Uturu – Akaeze street from where we got toIshiagu junction,Ebonyi State, on the freeway. The diversion is a distance of roughly more than 40 kilometers. Every one of the abandoned voyagers needed to take this course to get to Enugu.”
Endeavors to get the response of the Police Public Relations Officer,Abia State Command,SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, was not effective as he didn’t answer instant messages shipped off his handset.