Deploy security to Anambra to curb killings – Reps tells NSA

Ethnicity religious biases fueling insecurity – NAssembly

The House of Representatives has urged the National Security Adviser (NSA) and other security agencies to deploy all necessary machineries to Anambra State in order to contain the menace of insecurity in the State.

This followed the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance by Rep Chris Azugbogu (PDP-Anambra) on the floor of the House on Tuesday in Abuja.

In his motion, he noted with grave concern the security breaches that are taking place within Anambra that hitherto was a peaceful state, now turning into a centre of attacks by unknown gunmen.

He further noted that these killings were orchestrated by mischief makers, bent on causing tension and panic in the state ahead of the Nov. 6 governorship election in the state.

Azugbogu alleged that no single day passes without a reported case of robbery, abduction and outright killings, adding that the perpetrators had no human conscience in them.

According to him, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, Dr Chike Akunyili, the husband of the late former Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof Dora Akunyili and eight others, were slaughtered at Nkpor, Onitsha in Anambra.

“The next day, the police station in Orumba north was attacked and people were killed,” he said.

He stated that on Sept. 30, his vehicle was attacked along Nnewi Nnobi road leading to the ultimate death of one of his drivers.

He added that the office of the Department of State Security was also burnt down on Oct. 3, people were also killed and houses burnt.

Azugbogu observed that there was a need to work with security agencies to curtail such an act towards making the state safe for law-abiding citizens to go about their lawful businesses.

He stated that unless drastic measures were taken to halt and combat those elements terrorising the states, events in Anambra would turn into a major crisis in the entire South East and the nation.

The House, therefore, mandated the committee on National security and intelligence and police affairs to ensure that normalcy is restored within the state and report to the House within three weeks.

The House also observed a minute of silence for the late driver and other people killed.

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