The senator representing Delta Central senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has said that the Senate will not tolerate any form of military brutalisation of innocent citizens.
Omo-Agege, when he visited the people of Ovre r’Eku, Eku, in Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, who were recently brutalized by soldiers attached to Presco Oil Plc, said he would not allow his constituents to be oppressed.
“It is bad enough for soldiers to brutalise our men and even worse for them to brutalise our women,” said Omo-Agege, who appealed to the victims of the attack and the community leaders to exercise restraint and remain calm. He said he would take up the matter with the Army authorities to ensure that the perpetrators were brought to book.
“The Senate will certainly take very serious steps if we determine that military men were illegally deployed to brutalise and possibly kill innocent civilians in a purely civil matter. I can assure you that there will be clear consequences for any bad behaviour by soldiers against our old mothers.
“We have a duty to de-escalate the tension and then solve this problem. I just want to appeal for peace, as we find lasting solutions to this matter. I want you to remain calm. Don’t take laws into your hands, ensure that the issue do not escalate further than it is now, we will make sure that the matter is resolved peacefully,” he said.