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We lost over N100m to security officers at Enugu checkpoints, RTEAN alleges

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Enugu. PHOTO: Enugu State Government

Enugu branch of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) said yesterday that its members lost over N100 million between December 2017 and 2018 to police and military officers at checkpoints on major roads in the area.

The chairman, Chidiebere Aniagu, in a statement, urged soldiers to maintain the rule of engagement as they embark on the Operation Python Dance III in the southeast.

He described massive roadblocks in the state as uncalled for, stressing that over five military roadblocks and not less than 10 police checkpoints exist on the road between Nsukka and the state capital.

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According to him, while RTEAN is not against anything that can undermine security in the region, such roadblocks have caused road accidents.

He, however, commended the governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for granting his members conducive environment to operate in the state.

The union urged the governor to create more motor parks within the city capital, as most of the existing ones had been converted for other purposes.

Creation of such parks, he added, would reduce traffic gridlock in the state.


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