By Emmanuel Nnaji, ABAKALIKI
Community, Obeagu Ohatekwe Enyibichiri Alike, in Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi State, has petitioned the state government over an alleged threat to live occassioned by a group of youths in the community alledgly sponsored by the Coordinator, Ikwo East Development Center, Emmanuel Ekuma.
The group known as ‘Alike Iron Boys’ has been accused of of terrorizing the community and committing all sorts of atrocities in the area.
In the petition signed by some members of the community and made available to journalists in Abakaliki, the community appealed to the state Governor, David Umahi to intervene and stop the said ‘Alike Iron Boys’ from further terrorizing the community.
They lamented that the nefarious activities of the said group has made the community especially the aged ones among them to sleep with one of their eyes open.
According to the petition, “we made several reports of the impunity and lawlessness of the ‘Alike Iron Boys’ and the entry into the disputed land by Onigbo Mbam led group to the coordinator, Ikwo East development center, Mr. Emmanuel Ekuma.
“When the coordinator did not take any action, we reported the entry into the disputed area by Mr Obeji Ilang to Noyo police on 24/2/2020. But till now nothing has been done and the youths keep parading themselves with impunity and our people are suffering”.
When contacted on phone, the accused coordinator Emmanuel Ekuma denied the allegations ” Those things are not true, he said there was nothing like Alike Iron boys in his development center.