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MPs urge security agents to comb the forests and end the killings in Ebonyi

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives called on the heads of the security services to comb the forests in Ebonyi state used by vandals.

She said the peak of the ongoing killings was unacceptable.

In the resolution adopted by the lower legislature, the legislators called on the Army Chief of Staff to set up a military checkpoint at Amaeze Expressway, Ishiagu, Ivo LGA, Ebonyi State.

This followed a proposal of urgent national importance sponsored by Hon. Makoi Levinus Makoi represents the Ohuzara/Onisha/Ifo federal constituency of Ebonyi State.

The legislator explained that the brutal killing of Ejek Ego and several other people by terrorists who destroyed farmland and rural communities in Amazie and the setting on fire of his body was a bloody accident.

It revealed that eight suspected Fulani bandits, fully armed with AK-47s, attacked the Amaeze community farm and killed the farmers on November 28, 2022, and since then nothing has been done.

He further explained: “In the attack, Mr. Ijiki Ijo was killed instantly and his body was set on fire, while Mr. Onikachi Noene sustained serious, life-threatening gunshot wounds and was lying in a critical condition in the intensive care unit of the hospital where he was rushed to after the attack.

The others, Messrs. Benard Ajah, Nwachukwu Promise, and Shebuzur Aroh, who survive with varying degrees of injuries, are receiving treatment at a local hospital.

The legislator questioned how the serial killings could have happened without a challenge from the security agents, adding that on January 9, 2022, the trio of Messrs. Orji Anthony and Ogona (both from the Amaezi community) and Aja Oka (from the Ihitoto community) were shot. Their butchered corpses are scattered all over Amaiza Farm Road.

Another gruesome murder of Chukwuemeka Benjamin Ajah on 18 May 2022 was also brought to the attention of the lower legislature, while on the same day another member, Ogbonnaya Ngwoke, was seriously injured on their farms.

“Before that, in September 2020, Ms. Noada Chenene was attacked and slashed with a knife, one of her arms was almost severed from her body,” he said.

After deliberations, the plenary session, which was presided over by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbagabiamila condemned the attacks, endorsed the prayer, and called on the Inspector General of Police and the heads of the security services to intervene immediately.

MPs urge security agents to comb the forests and end the killings in Ebonyi

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