Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt
An indigenous group under the aegis of Concerned Ekpeye for Peace and Development has called on the Rivers State Government and security agencies to arrest the killer-cultists terrorising the Ekpeye land in Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking with journalists in Port Harcourt yesterday, the leader of the group, Moses Ugwu, called on the state Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, to declare state of emergency over the insecurity bedeviling communities in Ekpeye land.
Recalling the recent killing of five people in Odiemerenyi, a community within the Ekpeye clan, the group urged the police to arrest the sponsors of the killer cultists terrorising their communities, regretting that the cultists are still on a rampage in the area.
It would be recalled that the same suspected cultists had two months ago killed and dismembered the body of SP Bako Angbashim, the District Police Officer of Ahoada Police Division, in which Fubara placed N100 million bounty on the killer-cultist, David Gift Okpala Okpolowu (aka 2Baba).
Ugwu further demanded the immediate arrest and prosecution of sponsors and culprits of insecurity (and killings) in Ahoada and the redeployment of over-stayed police officers from Ekpeye.