The Nigerian Senate has reacted to the recent attacks, killings and kidnapping in Ebonyi state by alleged herdsmen.
Unknown gunmen had attacked the Umuogudu Akpu-Ngbo Community in Ohaukwu LGA of the State, in the early hours of Monday leaving no fewer than four persons dead.
The Senate called on Wednesday called on Acting Inspector-General of Police to, without further delay, carry out a comprehensive investigation into the attacks.
The call was made following a motion brought to the floor of the House Sam Egwu (PDP, Ebonyi North).
The Ebonyi lawmaker lamented the spate of insecurity in the country expressed concern that the killing, maiming, kidnapping and wanton destruction of lives and property by herdsmen have now become the daily experience of innocent citizens of Ebonyi state.
“Aware that on 30th day of March, 2021, over 18 indigenes of Egedege, Obehi and Amuzu communities in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, including a priest, were gruesomely murdered in cold blood by rampaging herdsmen,” he added.
“Alarmed that on Monday the 12th day of April, 2021, alleged herdsmen/Agila people again invaded Otuebu, Igidi Obu and Ndiagu Ibe-Agba villages in Umuogudu Akpu community, Ohaukwu LGA of Ebonyi State and gruesomely killed over 12 innocent indigenes, burnt/destroyed over 56 houses and kidnapped five persons.
“Concerned that if the federal government does not intervene urgently, these wicked and senseless killings, kidnapping and destruction of property may continue, thereby subjecting Ebonyians and other citizens in Ebonyi state to severe hardship and terrific fear”, Senator Egwu said.