Heartbreaking Tragedy: Reps Spokesman Breaks Down in Tears Over Murdered Monarchs in Ekiti

In a deeply emotional moment, Akin Rotimi, the spokesperson for the House of Representatives and representative of Ekiti North 1 (Ikole/Oye) Federal Constituency, shed tears on the House floor while addressing the brutal killing of two traditional rulers in Ekiti State. The slain monarchs, Onimojo of Imojo Ekiti, Oba Olatunji Olusola, and Elesun of Esun Ekiti, Oba Babatunde Ogunsola, fell victim to gunmen during their return from a meeting in Irele-Ekiti on Monday.

On the House’s resumption of plenary after a month-long break, Rotimi urgently raised awareness of the escalating criminal activities in Ekiti North 1, leading to loss of lives and properties. He emphasized the constituency’s vulnerability to security challenges, citing the state of forests, topography, and the deplorable condition of federal roads in Ekiti.

In response to this alarming situation, the House unanimously passed resolutions to address the security crisis. They called on the Chief of Army Staff to redeploy military forces to the Oke-Ako area of Ekiti, fortifying security to prevent future attacks. Additionally, the Inspector General of Police, Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp, and other security agencies were directed to deploy more personnel to Ekiti North 1, ensuring the perpetrators of the heinous acts face justice.

In a parallel motion, the House urged the Chief of Defence Staff to establish civilian joint forces in Plateau State, particularly in the Mangu Local Government Area, where over 50 lives were lost in recent attacks. Ishaya Lalu, the representative of Bokkos Federal Constituency, Plateau State, raised this motion of urgent national importance.

Both motions were solemnly concluded with a minute of silence, and the House mandated its committees on Defence and Legislative Compliance to ensure prompt compliance. As a result, the plenary was adjourned until the following Tuesday, reflecting the gravity of the tragic events and the urgent need for coordinated action.

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