Deputy Senate president Ekweremadu slams Police, Army over Onitsha Biafran killings

 Deputy Senate president Ekweremadu slams Police, Army over Onitsha Biafran killings

The Deputy senate president at the National Assembly Ike Ekweremadu has warned the military and police over their actions that le to the death of dozens of people in Onitsha observing the Biafra War Memorial Day on May 30 2016.

Said Ekweremadu during a Senate hearing today:

“I will like to use this opportunity under Order 43 to say that the security agencies must apply caution in trying to quell disturbances.

“We have had so much of blood bath in this country under different circumstances and we cannot continue to lose young men and women because the future of this country belongs to them.

“It is important that this senate rise to condemn any act of killing in any part of this country, especially with the one that concern the major part of our future which remains the youth. We are now in a democracy and people should be entitled to speak their minds and to assemble under responsible circumstances.

“Security agencies must also be responsible in dealing with those circumstances to ensure that lives are not lost unnecessarily. I just wish to bring to the notice of the senate for us to take note and possibly, the states involved to set up enquiry to find out what led to these clashes.”

In response, Senate president Bukola Saraki said:

“I think that the point he has raised must draw attention
of all and see what necessary action will be taken in other to address
this matter.”