By Chimaobi Nwaiwu
on September 28, 2015
Luck yesterday ran out on eight out of about 30 masked cultists who have been terrorising the residents of Obumseli, Nwuga, Ogbolu, Abagana and Ijeh streets, located at the Niger Bridge Head approach, Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Acting on a tip off, men of the Atani Police Division and members of the five communities’ vigilante group swung into action and arrested the cultists who were said to have become thorns in the fleshof the residents of the area, and handed them over to the police.
The chairman of the community vigilance group, Mr Ejike Onwa, disclosed this during the inauguration of the five communities vigilante outfit led by the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area, Mr Emmanuel Ogbuanya.
Mr. Onwa said “we no longer have rest here because cultists have taken over this area. Once it’s 6.30pm, you see people running inside their houses because of fear of these culists numbering about 30 that attack the people mindlessly.
“It is because of these cultists that the five streets of Obumseli, Nwuga, Ogbolu, Abagana and Ijeh came together and formed their vigilante outfit to fight them and it has been yielding dividends as eight of them were arrested and handed over to the police,” he said.
Mr Onwa who was flanked by his secretary, Mr Henry Okafor,further disclosed that the cultists who attack the residents with guns, machetes, knives, charms, clubs and axes have confessed to be members of red carpet, black axe and trigger boys cult groups.
Speaking during the inauguration of the vigilante service, the Councilor representing the Ward, Hon. Chike Arinze disclosed that he was attacked by the cultists and some of his attackers were promptly arrested”.