Reps Spokesman breaks down in tears during plenary over killing of Ekiti monarchs

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The spokesman for the House of Representatives and lawmaker representing Ekiti North 1 (Ikole / Oye) Federal Constituency, Akin Rotimi, broke down in tears on the floor of the House over the killings of two traditional rulers in Ekiti State.

Rotimi called the attention of the House to the heinous killings of two monarchs by gunmen.

Recall that the Onimojo of Imojo Ekiti, Oba Olatunji Olusola, and the Elesun of Esun Ekiti, Oba Babatunde Ogunsola, were killed when they were returning from a meeting in Irele-Ekiti on Monday.

But Rotimi, on Tuesday, raised a motion of urgent national importance during the resumption of plenary after a month-long break by the House.

The lawmaker noted that there has been an increase in criminal activities in Ekiti North 1 (Ikole / Oye) Federal Constituency in recent times, resulting in the loss of lives and properties.

He noted that the constituency is exposed to peculiar security challenges due to the nature of our forests and topography, and more painfully, because Ekiti federal roads are some of the most dilapidated in the entire country.

The House thereafter resolved to urge the Chief of Army Staff to redeploy the military to the outpost along the Oke-Ako area of Ekiti to enhance security and forestall a repeat of attacks resulting in the deaths of the two monarchs.

The House also resolved to direct the Inspector General of Police, the Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, and other security agencies to deploy more men to Ekiti North 1 and ensure that those who carried out those dastardly acts are fished out and brought to justice.

Similarly, the House urged the Chief of Defence Staff to establish civilian joint forces in Plateau State following the attacks that led to the deaths of over 50 people in the Mangu Local Government Area of the state.

This followed the adoption of a motion of urgent national importance raised by Ishaya Lalu, member representing Bokkos Federal Constituency, Plateau State.

Following the resolution of both motions, the House observed a minute of silence and mandated its committees on Defence and legislative compliance to ensure compliance.

The House, to this end, adjourned its plenary to Tuesday next week.