The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to urgently set in motion the process of disarming the various unlicensed persons bearing arms in the Southeast and other parts of the country.

This was sequel to a motion by a member from Anambra State, Mr Dozie Nwankwo on the urgent need to protect the people of the South East region from the rising incidents of insecurity.

The lawmaker said doing so would ensure a safe environment and polity ahead of the 2023 general election.

Mr Nwankwo noted that the Anambra state governor’s diplomatic efforts and other intervention strategies he has applied to enable the state overcome the menace have not yielded the desired results.

He observed that the recently concluded party primaries across the country exposed the polity to the activities of miscreants who terrorised the region, especially, striking at will and retreating unchallenged.

According to him, with the heightened socio-economic and political activities across the land, commensurate measures are required to keep the polity conducive for the citizens to actively participate in all activities, particularly in the zone, without molestations or fears.

He said: “This cuts across the nation, especially the Southeast, but more particularly in Anambra State, looking back at the not too distant period.”

Adopting the motion, the house urged the the Federal Government to intervene by giving financial support and other strategic logistics to contain the wave of insecurity in state.

It also urged heads of security agencies to secure the lives and property of all Nigerians by heeding early warnings and response mechanisms to collaborate with focal security agencies in intelligence sharing.


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