Igwuruta women on Thursday January 25 barricaded Igwuruta- Owerri-Etche Road in protest over the dilapidated nature of Igwuruta Market Road which is dotted with dangerous potholes, especially at the Roundabout close to the Igwuruta Market.
Their protests had created long queue of traffic and left drivers and passengers stranded for hours.
Some of the protesters carried placards with inscriptions; come to our rescue, appealing to Governor Fubara to come and repair the road.
According to them, because of the bad road, many trailers and tankers had somersaulted, killing a number of their children.
The protesting women described the road as death trap that needed urgent attention from Government.
Speaking to reporters on the issue, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Omueke Community in Igwuruta, Apostle Promise Eziwho said the road had constituted a nightmare to people living in Igwuruta, stressing that he had several times called attention of Governments to its deplorable condition, but the calls had fallen on deaf ears.
He said because nobody listened to them, that was why the women resorted to protests in hopes of getting attention.
He said many motor vehicles had fallen on the road leading to loss of lives and goods. He disclosed that on several occasions he had helped to clear goods which littered the road each time trailers fell down or somersaulted.
Eziwho made a passionate appeal to the Rivers State Governor Sim Fubara to mobilize contractors immediately to repair the road to prevent further loss of lives and property.
He said if a government fails to heed his appeal, the protests would continue, reminding government that Igwuruta is an important entrance and exit route to Port Harcourt,and by extension Rivers State.