The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the cause of the incessant killings of young female students of Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, with a view to arresting the situation.
This was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep Lovette Idisi (PDP-Delta), at the plenary on Thursday, December 6.
The House mandated the Committee on Police Affairs to interface with the inspector general of police and the commissioner of police in Delta with a view to taking necessary and effective measures to arrest the deplorable situation.
Drawing the attention of the house to the killings, Idisi said that a female student of the university was recently killed by men suspected to be ritual killers styled, “Yahoo boys”.
He said one Elozino Ogege, a 300 level student of the department of Mass Communication of the university, was recently murdered by the killers.
The lawmaker said that in spite of the re-occurrence of the killings, security in the area had remained casual. He alleged that no effort to beef security up in order to check the killings and protect the vulnerable citizens was being made.
The lawmaker said that the killings were specifically targeted at the female folks whose used sanitary pads and underwears were said to be needed for ritual purposes.
According to him, if drastic steps are not urgently taken, the killings could continue unabated.
The rep said that the situation was threatening the successes recorded by the institution as it may become unattractive to prospective students.
The lower chamber condemned the acts in their entirety and observed a minute silence in honour of late Miss Ogege.
Meanwhile, the Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday, November 26, condoled with the family of Ogege. Governor Okowa has also ordered a serious crackdown on all "yahoo boys," ritualists and all those involved in unexplainable and sudden wealth in the state.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng by his chief press secretary, Charles Aniagwu, the governor expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family, the Isoko nation and the university.
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