Residents of the ‘B’ Police Barracks alongside the Benin-Onitsha expressway in Asaba, Delta State have raised the alarm of incessant theft assaults on them in current occasions.
A few of the residents, who spoke to Sunday Solar on the situation of anonymity, lamented that hoodlums had been coming to the barrack nearly at night time to rob them of their belongings.
They mentioned the hoodlums are profiting from the darkness on the barrack occasioned by lack of electrical energy provide to perpetuate their felony actions.
Sunday Solar realized that the transformer serving the barrack was vandalized about two months by but to be recognized individuals who additionally made away with the cables.
“Since then, robbers have been coming right here to dispossess us of our property. We’ve got misplaced energy producing units, handsets laptops and private results to the dreaded thieves,” a feminine resident volunteered.
Based on her “there’s uncleared vegetation on the different facet of the barrack, by way of which they achieve entry to the barrack. They’ve been tormenting us recently. They arrive by way of the bush, and since there is no such thing as a energy provide, in all places is all the time darkish, so we can not see them coming in.”
One other resident who additionally spoke, mentioned they’ve contributed N3,000.00 every to repair the vandalized transformer, including that for the reason that donation was revamped a month in the past, nothing has modified.
“Our lives are beneath critical menace because of darkness which the hoodlums are profiting from. We’re very frightened in the mean time. We’ve got not heard something since we contributed cash to repair the vandalized transformer,” the supply disclosed.
However one other supply who additionally lamented the precarious safety state of affairs mentioned the robberies had been being orchestrated from inside, mentioning that some over-aged youngsters of resident cops are nonetheless staying on the barrack.
“My brother, the state of affairs is horrible however there are some youngsters who’re above 18 years which might be nonetheless round. This isn’t correct. I believe that the pockets of robberies we’re experiencing are orchestrated by these younger residents.
“So we’re interesting to the administration of the state police command to analyze this matter and save us from the arms of those tormentors,” the supply pleaded.
Reacting, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeyinka Adeleke dismissed the problem of incessant theft assaults on the residents however admitted that the barrack has been in darkness as a result of vandalized transformer.
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