The Central Executive Council (CEC), of the Ohuhu Welfare Union, Worldwide, has watched with concern the deteriorating security situation, in and around Isiukwuato/Okigwe, Abia State, where kidnapping, murder, and banditry, by the notorious Fulani herdsmen, are almost becoming a daily occurrence.
The leadership of the OWU, is therefore concerned that imminent increased pressure by the state security agencies, on these blood thirsty hoodlums around the Isiukwuato/ Okigwe axis, may compel their penetration into communities contiguous to Isiukwuato/Okigwe, of which Ohuhu is one of them.
The CEC by this release, advises all indigenes and non-indigenes, resident within Ohuhu, to be more security conscious, and vigilant. They should as a matter of urgent importance, observe and report all strange elements and suspicious activities, within and around their localities, to their Community/Village authorities, or call the Ohuhu Vigilante Group Hotline/Emergency Numbers on:
0706 061 9929
0814 535 8306
0810 587 9640
Village authorities, particularly in all our border communities, are hereby advised to organise our farmers to henceforth go to the farms and bushes in groups, to forestall incidents of rape, murder, and or, abuses of our people, and residents in Ohuhu land, while Ndi Ohuhu who have businesses around the Isikwuato/Okigwe axis, are advised to be more vigilant in their journeys, or restrain these journeys to the most needful.
In the interim, the CEC will be in top level consultations with our Traditional Rulers, Ohuhu Elders Council and Clan Presidents, to work out community level responses to this imminent threat.
Be rest assured, that the Ohuhu Vigilante Group (OVG), is on ground and working, and we are striving to enhance their capacity to contain these and other threats to our land, by equipping them with more efficient and automated security tools and training.
We are therefore using this opportunity, to once more appeal to our sons and daughters, to assist us with your timely and generous financial and material support, to ensure that these threats are kept away from our homeland.
Finally, we encourage everyone to be on the watch, while praying for God’s protection over Ohuhu land, our neighbouring communities, Abia State, and Nigeria in general.
(Udo ji Agu-Ohuhu),