A video has surfaced online of the moment Isuochi youths in Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State blocked a main road in the village against military personnel.
The youths blocked the road on Wednesday while protesting the incessant kidnappings by suspected herdsmen and other forms of criminality in the area.
The protest was as a result of the kidnap of the Prelate, Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence Samuel Uche and two other clerics last Sunday and their subsequent release after an alleged payment of N100 million ransom.
Carrying placards with various inscriptions such as “Enough is enough”, ” Garki cattle market must go”, “Army should open Ihube/Isuochi road”, among others, the youths numbering in hundreds and dressed in black attire marched to the Umunneochi local council headquarters at Nkwoagu Isuochi where they conveyed their grievances to the council chairman.
Chanting war songs, the youths decried the menacing activities and atrocities of herdsmen in the area.
They demanded that the military checkpoint at the Lomara junction be removed and the barricade by the soldiers blocking the Ihube/Isuochi road cleared without delay so that motorists would be plying the route again.
Watch the full video below: