The House of Representatives at plenary on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to dislodge herdsman who have invaded Ossissa community in Delta State. The House also urged the IGP to urgently intensify efforts at ensuring that peace returned to the community. The directive came following a motion under  "matter of urgent national importance’’ at the instance of Hon. Nicholas Ossai, who seized the moment to solicit immediate action to curb the nefarious activities of unknown gunmen that saw the beheading, brutal killings and recent invasion of Ossissa community.

He was concerned over the invasion that occurred on Wednesday, stating that among those beheaded was a commercial motorcyclist identified as Mr Udoka Ossai alongside six other people, who were indigenes of Ossissa,Utagbo-Uno and Aballa communities in Ndokwa East and Ndokwa West Local Government Areas. He further informed that presently apprehension had gripped residents in the area following alleged sporadic gunshots in their farmlands and threats of further attack by the unknown gunmen suspected to be herdsmen.

He recalled that a similar motion was raised on Nov. 2, 2016 after several attacks on the community by persons also suspected to be herdsmen, while adding that the House had resolved that its Committee on Legislative Compliance should ensure prompt implementation of the resolutions reached then, but informed that action has not been taken so far. 

In another development, Hon. Aliyu Madaki came under a point of order (personal explanation to urge the House to intervene in the looming crisis in Kano State where the State Assembly is purported to have planned the probe and remove the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi over alleged abuse of office. 

  • 2017-05-17 02:26:49