Abakaliki LG Boss raises alarm against cultism, charges village leaders on peace building


By Victor Nwegede

The Abakaliki Executive Council Chairman, Hon. Emmanuel Nwangele on Monday, raised alarm against cultism, saying crime breeders are hiding in the disguise of cult system, degenerating security threats in the society.

Nwangele made this disclosure during his enlarged security meeting with the political officeholders, traditional rulers, village heads and  well meaning stakeholders at Abakaliki Local Government headquarters, Nkaleke.

The Chairman expressed worry over herdsmen's activities in Abakaliki Local Government Area such that, the cattle breeders have turned into stealing and destruction of farm produce but however, informed the committee to invite for harmonisation of interest.

He called on the citizens living at the border areas of the council to employ new tactics to avert any possible eruption of crisis which is capable of wasting lives and properties.

Hon. Nwangele was advocating for peaceful-building in his area, urging all other grassroot leaders within the vicinities to work together in order to elevate insecurities in the quarters.

He said that his re-election into office as the Executive Chairman of Abakaliki LGA is a call to install peace by ensuring that the area is a crime free zone; pledging more commitment to step down the policies and programmes of the state government under the leadership of Governor David Umahi to his council area, assuring true reflection and distribution of democractic dividends in the state.

He noted that in Izzi land which Abakaliki LGA houses its ancestral home, would be ready at all times to maintain peace and order, calling all and sundries to begin welcoming any movement championing for unity in the area. 

He directed the communities in the council area whose their traditional stools are still vacant to follow the due process and produce their royal fathers for replacement to help in sensitizing and promoting the peace agenda he stulks for the smooth running of his second term in office.

Lending his voice, the Special Assistant to Ebonyi State Governor on Internal Security and Public Utilities in Ebonyi North Zone, Comrade Ben Nwovu thanked the Council Chairman, and cautioned the people to never take security issues forgranted these days.

He adviced for a continuous peaceful co-existence with both the indigenes and the strangers in the state especially in the area. 

He said, all the village headships should constitute their respective village vigilantes and queue into building peace and harmony as directed by the council Chairman, adding that, whichever village that did not implement the order would face a certain sanction.

Meanwhile, other stakeholders including Senator Nguji Ngele, coordinators of development centres, some traditional rulers and village heads have accepted to go by the move by the Chairman to ensure peaceful co-existence in the area, expressed readiness to join hands to combat all the crime breeders paving ways for insecurities in their quarters.

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