Sinn Féin councillor Kevin Campbell has condemned those responsible for a security alert in the Creggan area of Derry on Thursday night.
Speaking after a delivery van was hijacked in the Iniscarn Road area and a suspicious object placed on board, councillor Campbell said;
"This incident serves no purpose whatsoever and must be condemned.
"It must have been terrifying experience for the driver of the van to have this happen while going about his normal business.
"Once again those responsible have shown complete disregard for the people of Creggan and the wider city.
"Residents, many of them elderly, had to be evacuated from their homes while this vehicle was examined.
"This has brought nothing but disruption to the area and it is totally unacceptable.
"The fact that this is the second such hijacking incident in the city in a number of days is very concerning.
"The people of Derry have made it clear they do not what this type of thing.
"The city is moving forward in an atmosphere of hope and we will not allow it to be dragged back to the past by a tiny minority intent on causing disruption."