The Deputy Spokesman of the House of Representatives, Philip Agbese has demanded immediate intervention of the Federal Government over the killings by unknown gunmen in Imo State, particularly Ideato North Local Government Area.
The House spokesman made the demand in a statement issued on Tuesday in line with the distress call earlier made by his colleague, Hon. Ikenga Ikeagwuonu Ugochinyere representing Ideato North/ South Federal Constituency at the lower chamber.
Agbese, the member representing Ado /Okpokwu/ Ogbadibo Federal Constituency in Benue State said “Every part of Nigeria and all citizens deserve equal privileges and opportunities irrespective of religion and tribe.”
He lamented that the havoc wrecked in the community is worrisome, adding that it is as if there is no sign of government’s presence in the area.
“The current situation in Ideato is pathetic and worrisome, to say the least. Insecurity is the day’s order. There is no sign of government presence there.
“I want to use this medium to call on the Federal Government to pay attention to the cry of these people. As a listening father, I know President Bola Tinubu will act but we want it done swiftly,” the statement added.
However, several villagers in Ndi-Imoko in Arondizuogu in Ideato Local Government had over three months ago, absconded from their ancestral homes following the activities of the criminal elements, according to Daily Post.
It is also worthy of note that the former Sole Administrator of the Ideato North Local Government Area of the state, Chris Ohizu was beheaded in January 2023 as captured in a viral video.