The House of Representatives member representing Aboh Mbaise and Ngor Okpala federal constituency of Imo State, Rep. Bede Ekele, has raised the alarm over what he described as extra judicial killing of people of his constituency by the Nigerian military
Hon. Ekeh who briefed the media Thursday in Abuja, accused security agents of embarking on extrajudicial killings of people in the state, regretted that the killings are coming on the heels of the recent murder of the former presidential adviser and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Gulak in Owerri, Imo State.
The Reps member who gave the names of some of the victims of extrajudicial killings by security agents in the state as Noel Chigbu Nzeribe and Tochi Ekwe while alleged that several other persons are currently missing.
He disclosed that many residents of his Constituency have been driven to the bushes while others fled to where they have spent days without their families.
While condemning Gulak’s murder, the lawmaker appealed to the security agencies to exercise restraints and stop killing innocent people, adding that the cries of his constituents have reached a crescendo to intervene in their current ordeal in the hands of the security operatives.
The lawmaker called on the police and the army to conduct discreet investigations to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice rather than mass intimidation and killings of his constituents.
“We lost a young man who until his death owns and operates a Shawarma shop just to make ends meet. He was hot by the army because he could not obey the rules at the checkpoint.
“The family has written a petition to the army.
We as the people of Ngor Okpala/Mbaise are not happy about it and as the representative of the people; I want to make it known to the world that we are waiting for the outcome of the petition.
“As the representative of the people, I am giving the army 14 days to respond to the killing of that young man who left a pregnant wife and his two children. One is 3 and the other is 2 years old.