Following various lvels of crime in some communities of Ebonyi State, the state government has announced plans to re-establish vigilante groups in communities in the state.
This followed complaints of criminal activities in Ishiagu community, home of former Senate President, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim by the Chairman of the Ishiagu Community Development Union, Chief Stanley Anyim.
Governor David Umahi announced the decision to establish the vigilante during the maiden Ishiagu Cultural Day celebration at Ishagu, Ivo Local Government Area, saying that he was talking with the security chiefs in the state with a view to coming up with best strategies to be adopted.
The governor, who was conferred with the chieftaincy title of Ebube Agu of Ishiagu, said, “We shall in the coming weeks in September launch our vigilantee group. We will conclude plans with commissioner of police so that we will launch Ebonyi vigilantee starting with Ishiagu and Akaeze communities. So, in the month of September, you will see a robust assistance to the very wonderful work the security agencies are doing in Ishiagu and Akaeze.