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Reps Seeks Improved Security In Adamawa Communities



The House of Representatives has urged the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris,  to urgently deploy security personnel to Mayo-Belwa local government area of Adamawa state to stop reprisal attacks that has claimed several lives.

The also urged the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Presidential Committee on North East Initiatives to provide relief materials to the designated camps to ameliorate their sufferings.

Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon Abdulrazak Namdas, in a motion of urgent  national importance  expressed worry that sixteen communities in the southern zone of Adamawa state have been involved in reprisal attacks leading to loss of lives and properties worth millions of naira.

According to Namdas, it is sad that these reprisal attacks are on the increase and have so far claimed over fifteen lives and more than three thousand people mostly women and children who are currently displaced.

The green chamber, however has urged the Inspector general of police to beef up security in those communities to stop the attacks.

Meanwhile, the House also mandated the House Committee on Power to investigate  the suspension of all the executive and non executive directors of Ibadan electricity distribution company.

Member representing Ibarapa East/Ido federal constituency of Oyo state, Hon Sunday Adepoju in a motion said there was urgent need to redress the confusing situation between an electricity providing company who bought a stake to provide electricity in Ibadan.

According to him, the company later pulled out and the BPE was supposed to supervise the process in order to ensure that the transition is cordial so as not to disrupt the electricity provision process in Ibadan.

He urged the NERC and the House Committee on Power to investigate the issue and ensure the people of Ibadan do not continue to bear the burden of the corporate tussle. The Motion was Voted on and Passed.