The streets of Enugu metropolis is gradually returning to normalcy, with youths in the city clearing the roads and streets.
The last few days have been quite challenging for residents, with hoodlums pulling down bus stop facilities and dustbins to block roads. They also set up bonfires and forced motorists to give them money in order to pass.
But the youths this morning, have been going from road to road, clearing off the debris.
Hon Chima Obieze, representing Ezeagu State Constituency told our reporter on the telephone that destruction is not the way to go “We have mobilised all the youth organisations in the city and are calling on all other youths to come out and join us. We are clearing the city and we are bent on returning to normal life.
“Enugu residents should go about their businesses and fear nothing. This is a call to everyone, please clear up any debris on your street. Let’s all join hands”, he said.
Reports from across the city indicated that parts of New Haven, Otigba, Presidential Road, and the Enugu Abakaliki Expressway have all been cleared. Also, New Artisan Market and environs are currently being cleared.
Also, security operatives have also been posted to flash points like Abakpa and Polo/Shoprite areas to checkmate the situation.
Eye witnesses who spoke with Jungle Journalist Media Limited confirmed that shops are beginning to open, especially around Abakpa, and vehicular movement have resumed.
Photos from the cleaning exercise: