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The Senate on Tuesday asked the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba, the Director- General,  Department of State Services, DSS, Yusuf Magaji Bichi and other relevant security agencies to as a matter of urgency, carry out a holistic investigations into the bloody attack on the convoy of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, Young Progressives Party, YPP, Anambra South  on September 11 at Enugwu-Ukwu community in Njikoka Local Government Area in Anambra State.

The Senate’s resolution is sequel to a motion by Senator Uche Ekwunife, PDP Anambra Central), who noted with deep concern the attack on Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s convoy on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at Enugu-Ukwu, Anambra State by gunmen suspected to be hired assassin,  killing some security men and other aides of the lawmaker.

Ekwunife bemoaned the attack on the Young Progressives Party, YPP senator which led to the gruesome killing of two of his long serving personal aides and two mobile police personnel by the gunmen, she noted that “the killings, maiming and wanton destruction of lives have now become a recurring decimal in the South East where unknown gunmen terrorize citizens on a regular basis.”

Apparently worried by the situation, Ekwunife stressed that these attacks by armed men have continued in the South East despite repeated government assurance to address this pervasive security crisis,  warned that if the federal government failed to “intervene urgently, these heinous and barbaric killings may continue, thereby subjecting the people of Anambra State to untold fear and hardship.”

The Senator came under POINT OF ORDER 41 and 51 of the Senate and moved for  the leave of the Senate to present a matter of urgent public importance on the attack on Senator Ifeanyi Ubah and the  gruesome murder of his aides. 

The motion was seconded by Senator Albert Bassey (YPP Akwa Ibom State)..

Many Senators, including Senators Eyinnaya Abatine, Biodun Olujimi, Omo Agege, Obinna Ogba, Emmanuel Bwacha among others  spoke on the attack and condemned it. The Senator President, 

The Senate President,  Ahmed Lawan in his own contribution said, “I know what my friend and brother, Senator Ubah is passing through having survived an attempt on my life in 2008 in which I lost a police man attached to me . Every hand must be on deck to fish out the perpetrators of this dastardly act.”

The Senate after the contributions by the members resolved to:

i. Observe a minute silence in honour of the victims that lost their lives in the unfortunate attack;

ii. Direct the Nigeria Police Force, Department of State Services and other relevant security agencies to carry out comprehensive investigations into the incident with a view to arresting and prosecuting the perpetrators; and 

iii. Mandate the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services and other relevant security agencies to report findings back to the Senate Committee on National Security and Intelligence as well as the Senate Committee on Police Affairs within two weeks.