Reps wants raid on forest reserves over Owo attack

The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on forest reserves in parts of Ondo State.

They are requesting this as part of efforts to arrest and prosecute the terrorists who on June 5 massacred about 40 worshippers at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo.

The lawmakers made the call after unanimously adopting a motion moved by the lawmaker representing Owo/Ose Federal Constituency in Ondo State, Oluwatimehin Adelegbe, which was titled, ‘A Motion of Urgent National Importance Brought Under the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives on the Killing of Innocent Worshippers in Owo, Ondo State.’

Adelegbe recalled a series of similar attacks in the state, saying, “In Molege community within Ose LGA, earlier in January, farmlands and houses were set ablaze and three persons killed.

“On Sunday, January 23, 2022, there was a deadly attack carried out on Okeluse community, also in Ose LGA by armed men who razed farmlands, and houses and left three persons dead. In November 2021, a group of armed men killed the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Israel Adewusi, in the same LGA.”

The House asked that “The Federal Government declares a state of emergency in the various forest reserves in Owo/Ose Federal Constituency to comb and fish out the perpetrators of these crimes.”



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