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Edo/Delta land dispute: Omo-Agege warns military against attack on women

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Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial
District, at the national Assembly has stated that Urhobo nation and the
Nigeria Senate will not tolerate military brutalization of Nigerians,
noting that the military as an institution does not have license to
brutalise citizens.

Sen. Omo-Agege who visited Ovire‘rEku community, Eku, Ethiope East Local
Government Area, Delta State, following public outcry that greeted the
alleged booting and flogging of some protesting women by soldiers attached
to Presco Oil, warned that he will not allow the oppression of the Urhobo
people anywhere in the country.

Condemning the action of the military personnel he stated that, “it is bad
enough for soldiers to brutalise our men and even worse for them to
brutalise our women,” adding that the Nigeria Senate will not tolerate
military brutality on innocent Nigeria.

Senator Omo-Agege appealing to the victims of the attack and the community
leaders urged them to remain calm as he promised to take the matter up
with the Army authority to ensure that the perpetuators are brought to
book.

While commiserating with the people for the loss suffered, he assured them
that he will liaise with colleagues from Edo State to resolve the issues,
noting that Deltans and the Edo people are brothers and one people dating
back to day in Bendel state.

According to him, “on the issue of military brutalization of our aged
mothers, I will take it up with the military authority to seek some
explanation, we must get to the bottom of this matter and I can assure you
that the Senate will not tolerate military brutalising our citizens.

“I can assure you that heads will roll on this matter; nobody has the
license to brutalise our citizens under any guise.

“I want to appeal to you to remain calm and don’t take laws into your
hands, ensure that the issues do not escalate further than it is now, we
will make sure that the matter is resolved peacefully.”

Earlier, Chief Momo Orie Spokesman of Ovire’rEku community and Madam
Felicia Emoghene narrated their ordeal in the hands of soldiers attached
to the Prisco Oil company who they alleged have consistently harassed them
without provocation over the boundary issue between their community and
Edo State.

Senator Omo-Agege had earlier visited the President-General (PG) of Eku
Development Union, Chief Joe Ukueku and his executives to get first hand
information. Chief Ukueku thanked the Senator for his intervention on the
land dispute.

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