Aba-Ukwu Autonomous Community in Aba South local government area of Abia State, on Friday, raised an alarm over incessant harassment by a suspected cult group, identified as Aroo Boys.
The traditional ruler of the community, Eze Monday Ugbo, who raised the alarm while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Aba on Friday, called on Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to protect the community.
Ugbo said members of the group were going after women in his domain in order to rape them at the slightest opportunity.
“The menace has become unbearable to us and that is why we decided to cry out to the appropriate quarters, so they hear, and come to our aid.
“I am using this medium to appeal to Governor Ikpeazu to direct whosoever needs to be directed to do the needful.
“For the security agencies, I know they have handicaps like inaccessible roads, yet we need to cry out for help.
“I want the Governor to direct the attention of the Aba Area Command of the Nigeria Police and the Divisional Police Officer, the Central Police station to come to our rescue, through constant patrols,” he said.
The traditional ruler said doing this would reduce the risk that the people faced daily, in the hands of the boys who do all sort of harm to them.
He said that the community security outfit lacked the wherewithal to curb the menace of the boys moving around with weapons.