By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu
The Managing Director of Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra (OCHA) Brigade, Comrade Celestine Anere, says the reason they are riding the Anambra State of shanties is to ensure clean and healthy Anambra State and also clear criminal hideouts where hoodlums and unscrupulous elements operate from.
Comrade Anere who stated this in Awka the Anambra State Capital noted that the operation was carried out by a special enforcement team of OCHA Brigade to chase away all the criminals operating within Anambra State.
Anere stated that the special enforcement team commenced operation recently to remove all illegal structures and chase criminal elements in their hideout in order to restore sanity in the state.
According to him,these criminals terrorizing the area have been maiming and committing all kinds of heinous crimes on innocent citizens and business owners plying the road.
Anere stated that several incidences of crimes like kidnapping and carjacking had taken in the place.
He also described the spot, as tipoff points for informants of organized crimes in the area.
According to him, the area has continued to be a nightmare for business owners who occasionally fall victims of arm robbery, kidnapping and theft.
‘The dismantling of these shanties and illegal structures will also aid the free flow of water through the canals as these structures were constructed on waterways which has obstructed the drainage system. Aside the above stated, it will help reduce traffic and decongest the area for smooth vehicular movement.
Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra; Ocha Brigade will continue to ensure that the state is safe and conducive for Gov. Charles Chukwuma Soludo agenda on green, clean, healthy, livable and prosperous homeland. Solution is here,’ he concluded.