A humanitarian and orphanage operator in Issele-Uku Community, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, is yet to recover from shock following the attack of suspected herdsmen on the orphanage.
Bandits suspected to be Fulani herdsmen were said to have broken into the Great Saints Orphanage, which is located in the community, destroying parts of the building and the vehicle parked in the compound.
The founder of the Orphanage, Emeka Ezeagbor, who also recently opened a Welfare Office in the town to assist the less privileged, expressed shock at the extent humans can go to destroy a humanitarian facility.
The philanthropist, who many say is an illustrious son of Issele-Uku, cried out over the incident from his base in London.
He wondered what could have been the reason for the bandits to break into a harmless home for the less privileged and had it destroyed.
Efforts by our correspondent to reach the Divisional Police Officer of Issele-Uku to get the situation report proved abortive.
Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Onome Onovwakpoyeya promised to reach out to get the details and inform appropriate departments of the Command to take actions.
Already, as confirmed by the Issele-Uku Development Union’s President, Ugeh Ofordile, meetings were ongoing in the town to unravel the cause of attack on the Orphanage and then take appropriate actions.
Issele-Uku, the administrative headquarters of Aniocha North LGA is a peaceful, hospitable and accommodating community. However, activities of recent times, mostly orchestrated by Fulani herdsmen and some cult groups have become worrisome.
Community sources called for the strengthening of security arrangement of the community to check the activities of some cult groups and Fulani herders in the area.