The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has condemned in strong terms yesterday’s dawn attack by suspected herdsmen on Attakwu, Akagbe Ugwu Community, Enugu State, which left a Catholic Seminarian dead and four others injured.
This was even as he commended the Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, and security agencies for their gallantry in busting the robbery attack on Independence Layout, Enugu on Wednesday.
Ekweremadu said the incessant attacks on parts of the country by suspected herdsmen posed a grave threat to the peace, security, and economy of the country. He called on the Federal Government to take decisive steps to put a full stop to the ugly incidents.
He said: “This is another heartbreak, not only for Enugu State, but the nation in general; and whatever evil forces behind these reprehensible acts certainly do not wish the country well. It must not be condoned.
“The primary object of government is the welfare and security of the citizens. The Federal Government must take decisive steps to put a full stop to this wanton destruction of lives and property; and the security agencies must do everything humanly possible to ensure that the perpetrators of this act of wickedness in Akagbe-Ugwu do not go unpunished”.
The Deputy President of the Senate condoled with the affected community and prayed for the peaceful repose of the dead.
On the thwarted robbery attack on Enugu, Senator Ekweremadu commended Governor Ugwuanyi for his demonstration of courage and concern as the Chief Security Officer of the State by physically rallying security forces to the robbery scene to ensure that it was foiled and the suspects arrested.
“Enugu is a peaceful place, and I salute the gallantry and efforts of Governor Ugwuanyi and the security agencies to ensure that it remains so”, he stressed.