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Senate wades into Frightening Killings in Rivers State, insist on governor’s intervention

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Senate wades into Frightening Killings in Rivers State, insist on governor’s intervention

 

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Senate wades into Frightening Killings in Rivers State, insist on governor’s intervention

Today at the red chamber, the Senate aware that the killing of innocent citizens as a result of murder, kidnapping, violence or abduction has been the bane of Rivers State for more than a decade now according to the motion raised by Sen. Andrew Uchendu (Rivers East)resolves to:  Urge the Rivers State Government should immediately liaise with the Security Agencies in Rivers State to stop the Incessant killings and kidnapping of innocent citizens in Rivers State

 

Nassnews recalls that these killings assumed a very dangerous proportion before, during, and after the 2015 General Elections;The Senate, worried that the nature of killings in the state assumed a more horrendous dimension by the decapitation and 0r dismembering of body parts, including beheading of victims; learnt that a new twist has now being added to this sacrilegious conduct by not only killing by beheading but also by having the corpses burnt;

 

Informed that at about 9.00pm on Sunday the 19th May, 2019, unknown gunmen invaded Isiodu Community in Emohua LGA, Rivers State and killed three young men aged between 23 and 30 and unashamedly burnt the Corpses;

 

Worried that these killings spread across the length and breadth of Rivers State;

 

Recall that during the last interaction between the Senate and the Inspector General of Police (161’),

 

Sen. Mohammed Adamu, stated emphatically that kidnappings and killings have become a way of life in Rivers State;

 

Aware that the primary responsibility of any responsive government is the provision of security of life and property of its citizens;

 

Informed that in Rivers State, life has become more brutish and worthless, since anybody can be killed, kidnapped or abducted at any time of the day;

 

Alarmed that no meaningful strategy has been put in place to check this unbridled development in the polity;

 

Regrets to know that Traditional Rulers and Community Heads who are neither in control of the police, the army nor the resources are beirg held responsible to check kidnapping and killings in their own community,

 

The Senate, unanimously urge the Rivers State Government to immediately liaise with the Security Agencies in Rivers State to stop the Incessant killings and kidnapping of innocent citizens in Rivers State;

 

  1. Urge the Federal and the Rivers State Government to develop workable strategies that would stop the rising cases of killings in the state; and

 

iii. Appeal to all sons and daughters of the state to work towards finding a lasting peace in the beleaguered state.

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