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The lawmaker representing Ethiope East in Delta State House of Assembly, Evance Ivwurie, has raised alarm over alleged plans to assassinate him.

According to him, the plot was as a result of his decision to champion the cause of his constituents who were allegedly killed and maimed daily by suspected armed Fulani herdsmen. ‎
Ivwurie, in a statement yesterday, explained that some individuals from the northern part of the country were using the security agencies to muzzle him in an attempt to silence him.
He said: “A Kaduna State-based group petitioned the Minister of Interior and National Security Adviser accusing me and the Deputy Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Mr Friday Osanebi, of alleged proclamation of genocide against the Fulani and Hausa in our constituencies.
“The threat I am currently facing is as a result of my decision to champion and stand in the gap for the people of my constituency who are killed and maimed daily by suspected armed Fulani herdsmen.
“I have been invited by the Delta State Police Command on several occasions and I made it clear to them that as a law abiding citizen, with respect for the Nigerian constitution, I will not make such unscrupulous statement against any section of the country.”
On his part, the Deputy Speaker, through his media aide, Agbanashi Obinna, said: “The allegation by the group is not true and should be treated as a figment of the imagination of the authors.”
Confirming the investigation by the police on the lawmakers, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim said: “A civil rights movement reported the duo to the National Security Adviser over their utterances.
“We (police) have been tasked to investigate and report back to the Inspector General of Police but they both denied the allegations. Investigation is still ongoing.”

It could be recalled that Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, had sent a 7-man investigative team to Delta to look into the criminal activities of armed Fulani herdsmen in parts of the state.

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  1. It is really a Northern agenda,this herdsmen has killed more than 8 people in Ethiope East,even people are afraid of going to farm in those areas and now they are turning the stories around,that a law maker is trying to cause genocide. APC is the worst thing that has ever happened,since the creation of the country called Nigeria. Who is next,Why cant their leaders call them to desist from the act of killing innocent Nigerians.

  2. Right from when i was growing up as a child,these cattle rears where never deadly or cos any problem but i wonder,,,,the kind of stories we hear everyday on their ill-falter killings and rapping of woman.... this was never part of their culture.... The killing from last administration,,,,which was still minimal now has turn into a massacre,,,,killing people at their will and the FGN will not say any thing.... What is really the function of Government ??????

  3. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State is been threatening by the Fulani him over the anti-open grazing law recently enacted.The deputy speaker DTHA and his colleagues should facilitate the passing of this bill immediately,lets see if hell will let loose.


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