…Asks IGP to right away dig deep in his investigations to unravel the precise identities of those unknown gunmen
By Henry Umoru
THE South-East caucus of the Senate and the House of Representatives Sunday condemned assaults and steady killings within the South East geo- Political zone of the nation.
In an announcement, the National lawmakers mentioned that they have been stunned that these are going down within the zone towards the backdrop that the Igbos should not identified to kill or waste lives, including that the folks of the South East are not identified for this unlucky violent disposition, irrespective of the provocation.
According to them, the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Baba ought to instantly dig deep in his investigations to unravel the precise identities of those unknown gunmen who’re decided to create a state of anarchy within the Southeast.
The assertion was signed by for Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu for Enugu State, Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe for Abia State; Sen. Sam Egwu for Ebonyi State; Sen. Frank Ibezim for Imo State and Sen. Stella Oduah for Anambra State.
Others are Hon Toby Okechukwu Enugu State;; Hon Nkiruka Onyejiocha Abia State; Hon Lynda Chuba Ikpeazu Anambra State; Hon Jerry Alagboso Imo State and Hon Sylvester Ogbaga Ebonyi State.
The assertion learn, “We, the South-East Caucus of the NASS, as leaders and main stakeholders within the area, have noticed with shock the sudden spike in violence within the area identified for its calm, love and peaceable disposition to guests no matter tribe and faith.
“We have had trigger all the time to deploy the instrumentalities of the establishment of state to alert the federal government of Nigeria about a few of the vexed problems with injustice, inequity and apparent marginalisation of the South East in governance construction. Nonetheless, we’ve not misplaced hope that the authorities will ultimately do the proper factor for the continued peaceable coexistence of all folks in a united Nigeria.
“However, we’re frightened over current developments within the South East, which has thrown the zone into violence and confusion.
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“Igbos should not identified to kill or waste lives. Igbos should not identified for this unlucky violent disposition, irrespective of the provocation.
“We observe the rising agitation for restructuring of Nigeria and rising separatist agitations throughout the nation on account of perceived and actual problems with marginalisation. On these points, we, the leaders across-board, have constantly cautioned that such agitations have to be strictly in accordance with the legal guidelines of Nigeria and have to be peaceable and devoid of violence.
“The Southeast Caucus of NASS commiserates with all who’ve misplaced family members, mates and colleagues in these unlucky incidents and belief that our nice nation is resilient sufficient to climate and survive the present challenges confronting it.
“We due to this fact condemn in its totality the assault on the safety personnel and their formations, notably on the police, INEC, courts and correctional amenities. It is unacceptable and mustn’t ever for no matter purpose be condoned.
“We urge the Inspector General of Police to dig deep in his investigations to unravel the precise identities of those unknown gunmen decided to create a state of anarchy within the Southeast.
“The investigation has turn out to be essential within the circumstance due to the magnitude of the assaults. More in order the area had not witnessed such up to now.
“We advise the security agencies to continue to show restraint in the discharge of its mission to restore peace in the Southeast. Security operatives must remember, at all times, that the majority of Igbos are opposed to any form of violence in furtherance of any cause.”
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