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Published On: Wed, Jul 17th, 2013

Warri Crisis: House Urges FG To Provide Relief Materials For Victims


LAGOS JULY 17TH (URHOBOTODAY) – The House of Representatives Tuesday urged the Federal Government to immediately send relief materials to affected areas in the recent Warri crisis in Delta State.
This development was sequel to a motion brought to the floor of the House by Hon. Daniel Reyenieju, (PDP, Delta). The motion was seconded by Hon. Sani Idris Kutigi (PDP, Niger).

The House consequently mandated the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC committees and the National Emergency Agency, NEMA, to immediately take records of the destruction and plan to give shelter to the victims by rebuilding their burnt houses.
Reyenieju had in the motion entitled: ‘indiscriminate attacks, killings and destruction of Houses in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta state, noted that “unless immediate steps are taken to urgently forestall the incessant attacks, we may in future experience more of such tragic inferno.”
He explained that “on July 2, 2013, several Itsekiri villages namely: Gbokoda Udo, Ajamita, Obagboro and Ayerode-zion on the Benin river axis, Warri north were razed down. ”
He added: “These unprovoked attacks were carried out by criminal elements who called themselves the Egbema Revolutionary Council. ”
The lawmaker explained that “12 persons were feared killed and over 20 houses burnt down indiscriminately thereby rendering the inhabitants homeless while others are still missing and unaccounted for. ”
He expressed concern that “the crisis needs a lasting solution to avoid any issue that will endanger the relative peace and co-existence in the Niger Delta region. ”
He prayed the House to condemn ” this act of lawlessness by the Egbema Revolutionary Council and the law enforcement agencies to commence investigation and prosecution of perpetrators of this dastardly act. ”
Source: THE WILL

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