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Reps urge security agents to comb forests, end killings in Ebonyi

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The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, called on heads of safety businesses to comb forests in Ebonyi State being utilized by arsonists.

It said that the peak of killings happening was unacceptable.

In the adopted decision by the decrease legislative Chamber, the lawmakers called on the Chief of Army Staff to arrange a navy checkpoint at Amaeze Expressway, Ishiagu, Ivo LGA, Ebonyi State.

This adopted a motion of pressing nationwide significance sponsored by Hon. Makwe Livinus Makwe representing Ohaozara/Onicha/Ivo Federal Constituency of Ebonyi State.

The lawmaker explained that the brutal killing of Ejike Egwu and quite a few others by terrorists ravaging farmlands and rural communities in Amaeze and the setting ablaze of his corpse was a gory incident.

He revealed that eight bandits suspected to be Fulani males, totally armed with AK-47 rifles, attacked Amaeze community farmland and killed farmers on November 28, 2022, and since then nothing had been executed.

He further explained: “In the assault, Mr Ejike Egwu was killed on the spot and his body set ablaze, whereas Mr Onyekachi Nwaeni sustained extreme, life threatening gunshot wounds and has been mendacity critically in poor health on the intensive care unit of the hospital the place he was rushed to after the assault.

“Others, Messrs. Benard Ajah, Nwachukwu Promise and Chibuzor Aroh, who escaped with various degrees of injuries, are receiving treatment in a local hospital.”

The lawmaker questioned how serial killings have been happening with no problem from safety brokers, including that on January 9, 2022, the trio of Messrs Orji Anthony, Ogonna (each from Amaeze community) and Ajah Uka (from Ihietutu community), had been shot and their our bodies butchered and littered throughout Amaeze farm highway.

He further drew the eye of the decrease legislative Chamber to a different ugly homicide of Chukwuemeka Benjamin Ajah on May 18, 2022, whereas on the same day, one other constituent, Ogbonnaya Ngwoke was critically injured in their farms.

“Before then, in September 2020, Miss Nwada Chinenye was attacked and butchered with knife, with one of her arms almost cut off from her body,” he said.

After deliberations, the plenary, which was presided by the Speaker, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, condemned the assaults and upheld the prayers, calling on the Inspector-General of Police, and different heads of safety businesses to right away intervene.

Reps urge security agents to comb forests, end killings in Ebonyi

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