Obosi community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State has declared war against criminals.
The community has been a hotbed for crime, especially drug and cult related activities, and has witnessed several killings, including the gruesome murder of a former President General.
The Central Executive Council of the community’s leadership, Obosi Development Union (ODU), on Wednesday embarked on a one-day awareness campaign to express readiness to secure their land.
Residents turned out in large numbers to march round the community.
Leaders of the community warned criminal elements to amend their ways or leave the town for their own safety
President General, Barr Chimezie Obi, who addressed members of the community, stated that the campaign was prompted by numerous crimes and other atrocities that have dented the image of the town and its people.
Chimezie said: “Though many of the culprits are foreigners who claim to come from Obosi, but we are issuing a final warning to the individuals responsible to pack their loads and leave the community.
“We have the political will to work, and need support in terms of vehicles and other security gadgets and equipments.
“We need more Police presence, more manpower and more recruitment of vigilante operatives.”