The chairman of Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers State, Hon. Solomon Eke has said that vigilante group would be used in communities as part of efforts to tighten security in the area.
He said this during the inauguration of the Mgbuesilaru Community Development Committee (CDC) and Youth Association last Friday in the community.
Hon Eke noted that improving the security situation in the state was part of Governor Nyesom Wike's marching order on community leaders in a recent meeting held in Government House, Port Harcourt.
The council chairman told the two bodies that their operatives must be within the ambit of the law as the council would not tolerate any form of laziness.
He also pointed out that the LGA has the wherewithal to handle any form of security challenge, going by the avalanche of security agencies hosted by the LGA.
According to him, gone were the days when community leaders use their positions for self-aggrandizement, as his administration would not fail to expose any group or individual who may attempt to operate outside the scope of their operations.
Corroborating the council boss, HRH Eze Morgan N. Amadi, Eze Oha Okporo Okwurusi kingdom, maintained that the kingdom would not hesitate to remove any group or inividual working for their own selfish gains.
He said all efforts must be channeled toward improving the security situation, stressing that without improved security, it would be difficult to record meaningful development in the area.
Eze Amadi warned against any form of sharp practices among the two newly inaugurated bodies, assuring them of the support and cooperation of the community.
Responding on behalf of the Magbuesilaru CDC and youth association, the CDC chairman, Mr.Promise Wobo Iwezor, who thanked the Eze Oha Okporo for the event promised to work assiduously to ensure that the needful was done in the community
Eze Kenneth Iwezor, Emohua local government chairman, Hon. Tom Eliezi; the police, NSCDC and representatives of the ministry of Chieftaincy and Community Affairs were in attendance during the-inauguration.