The people of
Akwukabi Community in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State have appealed to the state government to urgently deploy security in their area in order to arrest the renewed upsurge of various cult attacks in the area.
Some of the residents who spoke to The Tide at the weekend said the area was in dare need of a permanent combatant security and military base to curtail the excesses of the various cult groups.
They opined that if urgent steps were not taken by the state government and the various security operatives especially the police, the entire community might be overrun by the Deygbam and Deywell cult fraternities.
Mr. Eleka Nwubi said the two rival cult groups, have become an untounchable government in the area adding that all the villages in the town have in one way or the other been affected by the evil deeds of these groups.
Mr Nwubi alleged that these boys went about destroying and robbing people of their valuables as well as raping innocent girls in the area and added that people were also killed in broad day ligh without any response from the police.
According to him, people now live in fear as a result of the activities of the so called boys and added that the activities and the operations of the cult groups have already affected the economy of the community.
The indigene of Akwukabi community appealed to the state government and the authorities of the state police command to urgently deploy a team in the area in order to save life and restore normal life in the area.
Effort to reach the Police Public Relations officer (DSP), Ahmad Mohammed via phone proved abortive as his lines were switched off as at the time of filing this story.
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