In a letter addressed to the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kelechi Igwe on Friday, the people of Enyim Agalegu-Edukwu community, in Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi state has called for help from the looming crisis in the community over threats to their lives by the committee overseeing the affairs of the area and their refusal to account for a whooping sum of N12 million accrued from a mining company operating in the community.
The people said threats to their lives and properties by the caretaker committee in the community have reached an unprecedented level.
The letter was signed by some members of the community including John Mbam, John Ekechi, Fabian Itumo, Sunday Okey, Elijah Ugboka and Linus Onuoha which was given to journalists in Abakaliki.
In order to give peace a chance, the community has called for a general election in the area to enable them elect their leaders adding that the tenure of the caretaker committee currently governing them had elapsed.
They also called for freezing of the community’s accounts which they alleged were being used to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
They appealed to the deputy governor to take over the affairs of the community to save them from the hands of the caretaker committee of the community.