Senate condemns Ebonyi Killings, asks NEMA to provide relief materials

The members of Senate on Wednesday condemned the recent killings by gunmen in Ebonyi State.

The lawmakers at Upper Chambers of National Assembly in Abuja also called on the Federal and state governments to put appropriate measures in place to forestall the reoccurrence of such an incident.

They observed a minute’s silence in honour of the victims of the various attacks in the affected community.

Senate also directed the police and other relevant security agencies to carry out comprehensive investigations into the incident, as well as promptly arrest and prosecute the perpetrators and rescue kidnapped victims that were held captive by the assailants.

They have equally asked the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to immediately provide relief materials to the families of the victims and displaced persons in the affected communities.

The lawmakers made the resolutions after Senator Sam Egwu cited Order 42 and 52 to seek the leave of the Senate to present a motion.

In the motion seconded by Senator Chukwuka Utazi, Senator Egwu called for the urgent need of the Federal Government’s intervention to end the killings of people in Ebonyi allegedly by herdsmen.

Also, at the plenary presided by Senator Ahmed Lawan, Senator Ayo Akinyelure presented nine petitions from the Office of the President of the Senate.

One of them was a petition from Comrade Nnamdi Onuka of the Academic Union of Research Institutions against one Mr Shama and the Minister of Science and Technology.

Others included a petition from Samuel Olusola against the Nigerian Immigration Service over unlawful dismissal and breach of his fundamental human rights, a petition against the Nigerian Army over unlawful dismissal of 16 soldiers, and a petition against the Nigerian Army over unprofessional conduct and torture meted out against an officer of the Force. -Channels.

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