There is stress in Ilile neighborhood in Ohaji-Egbema Local Government of Imo State following alleged threats by suspected cultists to assault them.
One of the teams mentioned it will kill the neighborhood’s leaders and others, in the event that they did not safe the discharge of its two members in police internet.
Another rival group is demanding fee from the neighborhood to maintain its members within the forest, else it will assault the neighborhood.
Cultists in August invaded the neighborhood and killed 5 individuals, together with a retired police officer and the city union’s final president-general Napoleon Amadi.
The police arrested three individuals; the others fled.
Sources mentioned the cultists resurfaced, with threats to kill the president-general Athanatius Nwagbara, and different leaders, who they accused of inviting the police.
The different group, learnt, was mentioned to have demanded cash to maintain them within the forest.
Sources mentioned whereas the president-general and others fled their properties, others who’ve nowhere to run, are complying with the funds.
It was gathered that N116, 000 was contributed by ladies and paid to the cultists.
Nwagbara, who confirmed the event, mentioned he fled when it grew to become clear his life was in peril.
He mentioned: “One of them called me on phone and threatened that if I don’t get the police to release their members, they would come for me. I told them that I cannot do that and they said they would show me.”
He accused some neighborhood chiefs of being informants.
The president basic mentioned choices taken by the chiefs on find out how to deal with the matter have been normally leaked to the cultists.
Nwagbara mentioned he reported the threats to the police and the military, however there was nonetheless no safety presence.
Another resident mentioned he and others fled for concern of assaults.
He mentioned if safety operatives didn’t intervene, the cultists would possibly make good their menace.
The Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo and spokesman Orlando Ikeoku didn’t reply to messages despatched to their telephones.