The House of Represen­tatives has called on the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, to mobilise the Police to dislodge the in­vading herdsman in Ossissa Community in Delta State and urgently intensify efforts at ensuring that peace is re­turned to the Community.
This followed a matter of urgent national importance on the floor of the House moved by Hon Ossai Nicho­las Ossai.
Debating the motion, Hon Ossai noted with grief, the latest invasion that took place on the 11th of May 2017, where suspected herdsmen laid siege and invaded the Ossissa Com­munity at about 6.30 pm and beheaded a Commercial Motorcycle rider identified as Udoka Ossai and further killed six other people who are indigenes of Ossissa, Utagbo-Uno and Aballa Communities in Ndokwa East and Ndokwa West Lo­cal Government Areas of Delta State.
He informed the House that presently, apprehension has gripped residents of Os­sissa Community following alleged sporadic gunshots in their farmlands and threats of further attack by suspect­ed herdsmen, who had over the last few years incessantly attacked the Ossissa Com­munity by destroying their farmlands and had constant­ly unleashed mayhem on the innocent indigenes.
The Lawmaker observed that in all reported attacks in Ossissa Community, the herdsmen had deployed dangerous weapons, sophis­ticated and high profile guns such as AK47 which were al­legedly used.
He disclosed the present situation indicates that ten­sion has taken over the en­tire Community of Ossissa.
“Youths have taken it upon themselves to defend their Community since the Government has not done anything to salvage the situ­ation, which he said will further escalate the present crisis.
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