—As communities cry to government and IGP to act fast
UGHELLI: Three months after the bane of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) by the Inspector General Police following the nationwide protest against the activities of the formation and calling for its proscribe, security operatives and community leaders in Ughelli north local government area, Delta State at the weekend alerted the public of the planned #EndVigilante protest in Ughelli north council area, called on Delta State government and Inspector General Police, IGP, to act fast to avert any break down of laws and order.
Security report at the weekend revealed a planned protest to end vigilantes and community policing activities in the community area and the State by some residents of the area allegedly members of a cult group.
A source close to the Security Intelligent Department and others security operatives in the council disclosed that some criminal elements in the council area have concluded plans to carry out massive protest in Ughelli north and the state as a whole tagged, “#EndVigilantes and Community Policing activities in Ughelli north council” to drive home their nefarious quests.
The source stated further that the plan is a calculated attempt meant to weaken the activities of Vigilantes group and the community policing members who are assisting the police in the council area.
While calling on the Delta State government, Commissioner of Police Delta state and Inspector General of Police to beam their search light in ughelli to avert the repeat of #EndSars protest that started in Ughelli and claimed one police live and many others sustained gun injuries, the community and police sourced hinted that criminals who are noticeable cultists and confirmed armed robbers and kidnappers in the state has engaged the service of some lawyers who are their group members to come to their aide in any police arrest.
The revelation is coming in the wake of declaration of total war on cultists, armed robbers and kidnappers by stakeholders’ of Ughelli kingdom and followed series of mob actions on criminals operating in the council.
It will be recall that palpable fears recently enveloped the council area followed deadly clash between Aye cult group and Aro Bagar cult group that led to the death of Aro Bagar members.
“Their plans are to give the security operative names and to woo the mind of the public against them”.