Some conventional rulers in Andoni Native Authorities Space of Rivers State have decried growing insecurity within the native authorities, which has persevered for over three years.
The involved Conventional Rulers Chief and Elders Council narrated how over 4 hundred individuals have misplaced their lives, about 100 homes razed down and a number of other residents of Andoni communities sacked from their houses inside the interval in query.
Addressing newsmen in Andoni on Sunday, the Paramount ruler of Atah-Obolo Group, His Eminence King Johnson Daniel-Owurong-Ekumumbuban who learn out the place of his individuals, attributed the safety challenges within the space to the set up of a King within the native authorities towards the needs of the individuals.
The Paramount ruler of Atah-Obolo neighborhood famous that the mentioned King was illegally put in by the political class and another conventional rulers in Andoni.
Daniel-Owurong-Ekumumbuban mentioned “ previously few years, the safety scenario in Andoni has degenerated to a extra despicable stage. It’s unhappy to know that whereas the scenario continues to deteriorate previously three years, our conventional establishment and leaders pressured on the individuals of Andoni by those that name themselves political class have been busy nodding their heads and clapping their fingers for the rising monsters that has been sending our individuals to their early graves and making our historical neighborhood to sadly go into extinction.
“As we communicate, grasses have taken over and overgrown our houses which had both been vandalized, destroyed, looted or completely burnt.
“As an example, within the Asarama neighborhood alone, over 100 home have been burnt, destroyed and looted to the least pin between 2017 and at the moment, not by any exterior aggression, however by criminals, cultists and militants from inside the communities of Andoni.”
The King additionally narrated how the palace of the King of Oyeada city King Otuo Isreal and over twenty different homes have been burnt down locally in 2017.
He disclosed that the majority the homes in Egendem neighborhood within the Native Authorities have been additionally vandalised, forcing over ninety p.c of the residents to flee for security.
In keeping with him the palace of late King Ngo city was additionally vandalized alongside about 5 different homes inside the interval in evaluate”.
He additionally recalled how many individuals have been killed in Ajagaja Samanja Iboteridema Otuafor axis and homes destroyed, leaving the neighborhood abandoned attributable to cult actions.”
The kings and elders subsequently known as on the Rivers State Authorities to return to their support and cease the causes of the growing insecurity of their native authorities space.