…Ask Army, Navy, Police, DSS to restore peace in Anambra
…Say criminals terrorising state

The House of Representatives, Tuesday, asked the Federal Government to immediately declare a state of emergency on security to curb the incessant killings going in the country.

It will be recalled that the House had on April 27, 2021, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency, following the growing spate of attacks and kidnappings across the country.

Jolted by the continued criminal activities of non-state actors, terrorising Anambra State, the House at the plenary, asked Federal Government to wake up to its responsibilities of securing the lives and property of Nigerians.

It, therefore, urged the National Security Adviser, NSA, Inspector-General Police, Director-General, Department of State Service, DSS, Army, Navy and other security agencies to form a joint task force to restore security in Anambra State, especially Anambra South, bordering Imo State.

The motion leading to the resolution was moved under urgent national importance by Chris Azubogu, who represents Nnewi/Ekwusigo federal constituency of Anambra State.

In his motion, Azubogu said criminals had taken over Anambra State, killing innocent citizens, including traditional rulers.

He said: “The primary responsibility of government is to protect lives and property, hence the call to restore full security in Anambra State, especially Anambra South senatorial zone, bordering Imo State.

“Non-state actors, mostly criminals have, taken over part of Anambra State and have been killing innocent citizens and creating fear that well-meaning citizens, including traditional rulers and responsible citizens have deserted their home towns.

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