Following the recent misunderstanding between Ugbuwangue community and Hausa traders on Monday night, the Warri-South Council Boss Tidi, has vowed to deal ruthlessly with miscreants in the area.
Warri-South Council Boss Tidi, made this vow on Wednesday after a joint security meeting comprising security personnel, Representatives of Ugbuwangue community and the Hausa traders.
The chairman in a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Francis Sadhere, stated that Ugbuwangue community has always been known as a peaceful community, but lamented that some miscreants in the community were trying to give the community a bad name.
He said henceforth anyone caught trying to cause crisis in the community will be dealt with according to the law.
He, therefore, called on the people of Ugbuwangue community and the Hausa traders to maintain peace in the community.
He said security men have been directed to move into the community and arrest anyone engaging in unlawful practices in the area.
He advised youths in Ugbuwangue community to stop spreading false news on social media stressing that, it was high time the people of Warri stopped spreading negative stories about Warri.
“As the number one security officer of Warri South Council Area, I want to assure residents that the council is doing all within its power to ensure that permanent peace returns to the community.
“I want to urge residents and traders in Ugbuwangue community to go about there normal businesses as the council has put all necessary measures in place to forestall a reoccurrence of what happened.
“The people of Ugbuwangue community are peace loving people who have been living peacefully with the Hausa traders for years,”Tidi said.
The Warri-South Council Boss Tidi, urged all residents doing legitimate businesses in Ugbuwangue community to go about their normal businesses, but warned those engaging in illicit businesses to vacate the community as the big hand of the law will soon catch up with them.
Representatives of both Ugbuwangue community and the Hausa traders at the end of the meeting resolved to maintain peace and order in Ugbuwangue community.