Traditional institution in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State have broken silence over increased insecurity that have rocked the communities in Andoni in the past three to four years now.
The Council of Concerned Traditional Rulers, Chiefs and Elders in reacting to the level of continuous insecurity, disclosed that over one hundred houses have been burnt down, residents sacked while more than four hundred persons have lost their lives in the hands of criminal elements in the area.
The Paramount ruler of Atah-Obolo Community, His Eminence King JOHNSON DANIEL-OWURONG-EKUMUMBUBAN who spoke to newsmen, said the increased insecurity in Andoni may not be unconnected to the installation of a particular traditional Chief which they claimed was manipulated by some political class and few traditional rulers.
OWURONGEKUMUMBUBAN expressed worries that since the killings, kidnapping, destruction of properties and other forms of attacks which have sacked many inhabitants, neither the traditional ruler nor the Political leaders have made any statement or moves to curb the situation.
DANIEL-OWURONG-EKUMUMBUBAN noted that the wave of violet cult clash in the area was as a result of failure of the personalities who sponsor them to cause mayhem in the area to fulfill their agreement just as they called on Governor NYESOM WIKE to take proactive measure to correct the wrong in traditional institution in Andoni kingdom.