Chinekezi made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Aba on Thursday, while speaking on the alleged security lapses in the commercial town.
He underscored the need for the governor to reorganise the state security architecture in order to ensure the safety of lives and property.
He said that the state of insecurity in Abia called for pragmatic measures by the governor, including issuing an ultimatum to security agencies in the state, “if things must change.”
The CLO chairman said: “You can see what happened between 2008 and 2010 when armed bandits literally sacked Aba residents, forcing many businesses to close down.
“Thanks to former President Goodluck Jonathan, who drafted the Nigerian Army to Aba to save the situation, which had already got out of hand.
“It got so bad that banks had to close down their operations and leave Aba for good.
“At a point, banks shut down their operations to protest the incessant attacks by hoodlums.
“Bandits were firing machine guns virtually everywhere in the city and the Aba end of the Enugu-Port Harcout Expressway.
“Very often, you hear gunshots that caused stampede among the residents and thoroughfarers, who had to run for their lives.
“We have been through that before but it was controlled. This new development, where people are being killed at every street corner, is becoming very worrisome.
Chinekezi recalled how a Super Eagle’s international was brutally killed around his father’s house at Ogbor Hill recently.
He also cited last week’s grusome murder of an unidentified young man and another young by unknown gunmen in different parts of the city a few weeks ago.
“This is getting too much and the governor needs to act to stir the security agencies up to action to save the lives of residents.”
Chinekezi said that it was not enough to restrict tricycle operations from 6am to 7pm, pointing out that the restriction had not yielded any significant results.
He therefore called for better collaboration and strategic approach by the state government and various security agencies in tackling the security situation.
- Ugandan Nakalembe wins opening round at Nigeria Ladies Open Golf Championship
- Imo NDLEA confirms arrest of alleged notorious drug dealer
- Multiple accident claims 13 lives on Lagos-Ibadan expressway
- APC NWC upholds suspension of Edo party’s chairman
- I will be most excited person if I win 2021 AFCON for Nigeria, Rohr says
- Don tasks FG on production of West Africa Dwarf goat
- Medical doctors urged to draw line between profession ethics and business
- Buhari meets Pearson Educational Group mgt. in London
- Chemical engineers call for policies to promote smart agricultural value chain
- Nigerians seek tougher actions against corruption
- Gov. Matawalle reassures Zamfara citizens of his commitment to security
- Kogi: FCT minister drums support for Bello
- Super Eagles ‘ll grow into AFCON qualifiers, says Akanni
- Obaseki has failed Edo people, says PDP
- Makinde appoints Ex-Rep. Ogunwuyi DG, Investments, PPP Agency
- ZMSG to resuscitate 5 abandoned ginneries—-Gov. Matawalle
- PDP rejects hate speech bill
- Businessman arraigned over alleged importation of 13 containers of substandard cables
- International GIS Day: Expert calls for GIS inculcation in STEM study
- FG, Harvestplus, task Nigerians on making nutrition daily business