By being security conscious and in an attempt to curb violence and cultism in Ihie, a community in Ohaji/ Egbema Local Government area of Imo State has inaugurated a Vigilante group, the group which is known as Ihie Vigilante Group(IVG) was officially launched on the 18th of July at Ihie town.
Present there are prominent sons and daughters of the community.
While delivering his speech, the Moderator of Ihie sons and daughters in diaspora, Engr. Leonard Ordu said;
“It is with great joy and honour to welcome you all to this epoch making ceremony which is to inaugurate the Ihie Vigilante Group (IVG).
Today, all the Ihie Sons and Daughters in Diaspora express their deep appreciation to you (IVG) for accepting this great responsibility to serve our dear community in the capacity of vigilante group. With this acceptance, Ihie Community has been rescued and reclaimed. It is a new day in our history, a new dawn to repair, restore and say “NO” to cultism of any fraternity in our dear community to the path of peace, sanity and development.
Having sponsored the training and installation of these great gentle men in this capacity by Ihie Sons and Daughters in Diaspora, an association formed just two (2) months ago by Prince Austin Chukwu and Engr. Leonard I. Ordu as the moderator, there is the need to sustain this great achievement.
Therefore, we humbly call on the government and other relevant authorities to look into the following challenges as these gentle men assume duties:
Purchase of patrol van or Sienna bus to patrol the nooks and crannies of the community and other neighbouring communities
Construction of security office.
Payment of monthly salary to the members of the Vigilante group.
These are required to sustain the kind gesture initiated by our dear Sons and Daughters in Diaspora to serve as panaceas to curb crime and other related offences that had befallen the community.
We once again welcome you all and pray that God Almighty to lead our esteem guests safel back to their various destinations.
Thank you and God bless.
However, the inaugurated vigilante corps will begin operation with immediate effect.
Below are more photos at the inauguration: