Two trailer loads of human cargo, suspected to be insane people were yesterday intercepted at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra State.
LEADERSHIP gathered that those conveying the lunatics had attempted to off-load the content of the trailer at the busy Upper Iweka when vigilant inhabitants of the area stopped them.
A source told our correspondent that those conveyed by the trailer were suspected to be lunatics, and that though their intentions were not known, it may be an attempt to dump them in the city.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the authorities were alerted, leading to the arrest of the conveyors and confiscation of their trailers, while the content was also handed to the police.
Meanwhile, State Governor Peter Obi has charged the state’s citizens to be alert and vigilant at all times. He offered this advice while reacting to the interception of the trailer load of lunatics brought to the state yesterday.
The governor thanked public spirited Anambrarians for bringing the information to him as soon as the trailers stopped at Upper Iweka to off load their human cargo and called for increased vigilance in all the communities in the state. He urged them to always report unusual movement and even suspicious faces to law enforcement agencies.
On the fate of those that were conveyed by the trailers, Obi said he had directed law enforcements agencies to impound the trailers and keep them in custody pending further investigations to ascertain their motive.
The Governor took the opportunity to reiterate his personal commitment to security in Anambra State, insisting that he would remain awake in order to sustain the gains recorded in recent times against crime and criminality in the State.
The spokesperson of the Anambra State police command, DSP Raph Uzoigwe could not confirm the story to LEADERSHIP as his mobile phone was not reachable as at the time of filling this report.