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Published On: Tue, Aug 23rd, 2016

Delta: Uwheru Youths Attack Vigilante Members, NGO Staff on Anti-Cultism Campaign

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LAGOS AUGUST 23RD (URHOBOTODAY)-Hundreds of youths from Uwheru community in Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State, have manhandled four vigilante members and attacked a staff of Academic Associates Peace Works, a non-governmental organisation, NGO, which had gone to the community to enlighten the people on the dangers of cultism and other unwholesome vices.
Recounting his ordeal, yesterday, at the Central Hospital, Ughelli, where he was receiving treatment, the staff of the NGO, Gabriel Osekene, said that his assailants thinking that he and another of his colleagues were members of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, VGN, attacked him with a machete, leaving a deep gash on his left elbow.
He said: “We had met the President-General of the community, Uto Ogarivi, on three previous visits to hint him of our “Shun Cultism Campaign.” Unfortunately for us, on that day, there was already tension in the community following reports that some VGN officials were going there to inaugurate the security outfit, a move the community frowned at.”

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