Oraifite crisis: Azubogu expresses shock over level of destruction, calls for thorough investigation

Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 10 December 2019 | 1,508 times

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•Hon Emeka Azubogu

The member representing Nnewi North, South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives Hon. Emeka Azubogu, on Monday, visited Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, the community that was recently enmeshed in crisis following a police invasion, to ascertain the extent of destruction.

The fracas led to the death of two senior police officers, an ASP, as well as four civilians.

Speaking in Oraifite, Azubogu decried the level of destruction, describing the damage as hideous.

Azubogu maintained that only a thorough investigation will guide the law in the issue even as he called for peace to reign.

He said: “I am shocked at the level of damage of lives and properties brought about by the conflict and I urge vigilance on all fronts to forestall further reprisal, while authorities continue with Investigations.”

The lawmaker also commiserated with the Anambra State Police Command on the death of two of their personnel in the conflict.

Azubogu who visited the community with top members of his constituency inspected the home of IPOB lawyer, Barr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, leadership of the Oraifite Town Union and the police area command, which lost two of its top personnel in the clash.

He subsequently visited Barr Ejiofor’s country home at Umunakwa village, Oraifite where he was taken around the compound which is now a ghost of itself as well as adjoining houses which were razed in the inferno that ensued.

While regretting that the situation has halted economic activities in the area, Azubogu wondered why such incident happened within a constituency known for peace.

He added: “The people of Oraifite are not known for stories like this and this brings us to my call for a thorough investigation.”

Source: News Express

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