Traders Cry Out Over Hoodlums’ Activities In PH

Following the increasing
incidences of theft of goods and other valuables by hoodlums around the flyover park in Port Harcourt, traders that utilise rail transport have raised alarm over the loss of their goods to hoodlums.
According to The Tide investigations, the area worst affected is the mile one flyover.
A cross section of traders who spoke to The Tide said as soon as the train stops, the hoodlums swoop on their wares and before they could disembark, the looters would have disappeared with the goods.
One of the affected traders who spoke to The Tide and gave her name as Ngozi Umeh explained that she has lost more than three bales of materials within the last two weeks.
Another victim, Miss Stella Ukaegbu, while narrating her order to The Tide said perpetrators of the act have jeopardised economic activities in the area.
The Tide gathered that the development has prompted the traders to terminal avoiding the area.
According to Ukaegbu, we have now decided to reach the railway terminal at Port Harcourt township before transporting our goods by road to mile one and elsewhere.
Most of the traders, according to reports, join the train all the way from Enugu and Aba to Port Harcourt terminal.
They, however, called on the relevant security agencies to beef up security along the rail line in order to checkmate the hoodlums.