Rivers people getting killed, beheaded, burnt daily – Senator cries out


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The senator representing Rivers East senatorial district, Sen. Andrew Uchendu, has lamented the constant killing and burning of dead bodies by criminals in the state in recent times.

He said that the “unbelievable” acts were being carried out by unknown persons in many villages in the state.

Uchendu made the shocking disclosure while raising a matter of public importance on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday.

The senator noted that many residents go to bed with the belief that they are secure but unknown assailants attack and kill them at will.

He said, “It is sad for me to inform the senate of the very disturbing and deteriorating situation in Rivers state concerning the killing of innocent citizens by unknown gunmen.

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“This is not the case of political killings, banditry or ethical violence. What is most disturbing is that across the length and breadth of the state, villagers and innocent citizens sleep killed in their homes at night believing that they are secure and some people will come from nowhere and invade villages.

“The most disturbing aspect of the killings is that they are not just shooting people to death or decapitating people or beheading them but they are now getting them burnt. It is unbelievable and unimaginable.

“When the inspector-general of police was here to brief us, I told him that what is going on in Rivers state is like a way of life.”

Responding, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki urged the senator to present a formal motion on the next legislative day to enable the Senate look into the matter.


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