A combine team of local vigilante groups have arrested eight persons suspected to be Fulani herders who are terrorizing Issele-Uku and its environs in Aniocha north local government area of Delta State.
This was disclosed Friday by the chairman, Issele-Uku Vigilante group, Mr. Nkeadi Obunwa, shortly after the combined monthly meeting of all the vigilante groups in the local government area at the Unity Hall, Issele-Uku, the administrative headquarter of the council.
According to Obunwa, the vigilante group work in collaboration with the men and officers of the Nigerians police to ensure that the free-for-all herders are having in the council was brought to an end. The police has recorded a major feat with vigilante groups across the state in the fight against criminal elements.
The vigilante boss, called on the state government to assist them with relevant materials and some kind of remuneration that would spur them into active work.
Mr. Obunwa, took the opportunity to appreciate Indigenes of Issele-Uku, who have assisted them in ensuring a hitch free operations which according to him, has yielded positive impact.
The vigilance helmsman disclosed that to achieve the desired result, the vigilante group in Aniocha north had been working together as one family, stressing that one purpose and mandate, had been their driving force to keep the local government safe for the inhabitants.
On the disbanded vigilante group in Onicha -Ugbo, he stated that members were working out modalities to bring back the group to operations with out further delay.
Issele-Uku, Issele-Azagba, Ubulu-Uku, Asaba, Ibuza, Igbodo, Agbor and many other communities in Delta north senatorial district, have had their fair share of herders killings, rape, kidnapping and other social vises.