The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has called for arrest and prosecution of herdsmen involved in killings of eight persons in Uwheru Kingdom in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Reacting through a statement made available in Abuja on Sunday, the Senator charged the Nigeria Police to immediately bring the suspected herdsmen who carried out the unprovoked attacks to justice.
Senator Omo-Agege also tasked the Nigerian Army to fish out its personnel alleged to have accompanied the killers to perpetuate the heinous crime.
The lawmaker called on security agencies to restore normalcy to the affected communities, even as he appealed for calm.
On Thursday, suspected herdsmen allegedly aided by soldiers, attacked Avwon, Agadama, Ohoror, and other communities of Uwheru Kingdom, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
The attackers reportedly killed over eight persons with several others sustaining serious injuries while properties, including farms were destroyed.
Reacting, Omo-Agege said: “I condemn the unprovoked attacks and killing of my constituents and the destruction of their property by suspected herdsmen.
“The attacks on Avwon, Agadama, Ohoror and other communities of Uwheru Kingdom, is one too many.
“I call on security agencies to bring the perpetrators to book by ensuring that they face the wrath of the law.
“I assure the people of Uwheru Kingdom that this matter will not be swept under the carpet and that the full weight of the law will be brought on those found culpable.”