Vandals destroying our traffic lights, says Enugu Govt

Vandals destroying our traffic lights, says Enugu Govt
The Enugu State Gov­ernment has raised alarm that hood­lums have been vandalis­ing vital components that control traffic lights in Enugu metropolis, calling on residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious movement around the equipment’s vicinity to law enforcement agencies.
In a statement signed by the state’s Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Vitus Okechi, the government explained that the mal­function of the traffic lights in some location was due to vandalism by hoodlums, assuring the public that the unfortunate incident is temporary as arrangements are being made to restore the lights to perfect work­ing condition.
Mr. Okechi noted that the ugly activities of the vandals which include carting away of the con­trol system batteries, cables and other sensitive equip­ment during night hours, had been consistent even when adequate security measures were provided to secure the equipment in different locations.
He stated that the alarm became necessary in view of the need to explain to the public especially road users the cause of the tem­porary shutdown of the traffic lights in the affected locations.
The commissioner equal­ly explained that security agencies had arrested some vandals and charged them to court for prosecution, stressing that the law will take its course. - The Authority

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