· Commends NBA for Intervention, -insists on probe of extra judicial killings
Imo state house of assembly minority caucus met again yesterday Thursday June 10 (vitual meeting) to review the developments in the state as regards security matters.
The minority caucus made up of seven lawmakers observed that their offices have been flooded with petitions from constituents complaining of their missing relatives and those killed by law enforcement agents and those unlawfully detained.
Speaking through the Minority Leader, Barr Nwosu Anyadike they condemned in its entirety the indiscriminate arrest of Imolites especially the youths.
They requests the Imo state Commissioner of police and heads of other security agencies to assist in identifying corpses of those killed as a result of the uprising in the state and allow the their families to take them for proper burial.
The caucus also demands investigation into reported cases of extra judicial killings in Imo while on the other hand thanking the Imo state chapter of Nigeria Barr Association(NBA) for opening a complaint centre and as well cause the investigation into the case of the Germany returnee ventured Imo citizen who was murdered along Airport road by Army.
The Minority Caucus during the meeting sympathized with the Unachukwu family and the families of all those killed as a result of insecurity in Imo state.
The caucus noted that as soon as the house resumes they shall be interfacing with families of those killed to seek justice for them,insisting that every life matters in Imo and like they had said earlier,the security agents must respect rules of engagement in carrying out their lawful duties.
They observed that as lawmakers elected to represent their various constituencies they won’t keep quiet and fold their arms to watch their constituents suffer in the hands of those who have no respect for the law without asking questions. They urged Imolites to be calm and promote peace in our dear state.
The caucus also condemned the the killing of uniform men in the state and called for a halt while advising the government of the day to be more circumspect in addressing security issues.
Recall that there has been a public outcry on the number of recorded deaths as a result of stray bullets from security agents in the state.
Finally,the caucus expressed concern over the sufferings of Imo pensioners and called on governor Uzodinma to pay them their pensions gratuity .”Even though this may not be the right time to make this demand but we are worried by the litany of complaints from our constituents on daily basis.We appeal to the governor to borrow a leaf from the federal government that has long begun the contributory pension scheme”,Anyadike said.