Azubogu Urges House To Compel Investigation Of Conflict In Oraifite
By Chris McCool Nwosu
Disturbed by the unfortunate development on Monday, December 2, 2019 in Oraifite and to forestall further breakdown of law and order, the Member representing Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon., Engr. Chris Emeka Azubogu, earlier today at plenary, presented a motion on the urgent need to investigate the violence and killings in the hitherto peaceful town.
Oraifite is one of the fifteen communities in the federal constituency he represents. The motion prayed the House to direct the Department of State Security, DSS and other relevant agencies to conduct a thorough investigation on the incident with a view to unmasking the root cause of the violence and forestall further escalation of same.
“MOTION ON THE URGENT NEED TO INVESTIGATE VIOLENCE AND KILLINGS IN MY CONSTITUENCY AND TO AVERT THE BREAKDOWN OF LAW AND ORDER
The House notes: that on Monday the 2nd day of December 2019, there was a clash between the Police and some group of persons in Umunakwa Ifite in Oraifite, Ekwusigo LGA Anambra State.
It further notes that the aftermath of the conflict was alleged killing of so many persons including police personnel, destruction of public and private properties.
The House is aware that this action has caused serious unrest and bitterness amongst the people in the area with the law enforcement agency.
Worried: that if the situation is not properly handled, it could lead to further unnecessary loss of lives, valuable properties and a breakdown of law and order.
1. Urge the Department of State Security and other relevant agencies to conduct a thorough investigation on the incident with a view to unmasking the root cause of the violence and forestall further escalation of same.
2. Urge the Committee on National Security and Intelligence to ensure compliance and report back to the House within three (3) weeks.