– Senator Andy Uba has waded into the a clash that occurred within his senatorial district
– The clash was between youths of Umunze community and men of the State Anti Robbery Squad (SARS)
– The All Progressives Congress (APC) senator condemned the violence and called for restraint on all sides
The senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Senator Andy Uba has condemned the violence between youths of Umunze and agents of the State Anti Robbery Squad (SARS).
Senator Uba stated this on Monday, March 5, in a statement sent to NAIJ.com by his media office.
He stated that he has mandated his constituency office staff to conduct an on the spot assessment of the situation and report back to him.
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Part of the statement read: “As the senator representing the good people of Anambra south, I received the news of the clash, between the youths of Umunze and agents of SARS with immense sadness.
“I immediately reached out to my constituency office members and mandated them to do an on the spot assessment of the present situation and report back to me.
“I will also get in touch with the Inspector General of Police and request for immediate investigation and resolution of the crisis.
“I hereby urge the warring youths and the agents of SARS to desist further from any action that will overheat the policy and worsen the conditions of those living in those areas.
“I am calling for peace and restraint from both parties, enough blood has been shed already, further loss of lives will not help in solving the problem.”
Meanwhile, the direct phone numbers of police commissioners across the country have been made public by the Nigeria Police Force.
The decision was taken after the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris gave a directive on the disarmament and recovery of prohibited firearms, ammunition and weapons in the possession of all suspected militias, bandits, vigilante groups, neighbourhood watch and other groups or individual(s) or bodies.
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