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The House of Representatives on Thursday condemned the incessant killings of female students of Delta State University, Abraka for rituals by Internet fraudsters locally known as “yahoo-yahoo” boys.
The lower chamber therefore mandated its committee on Police Affairs to interface with the Inspector-General of Police and the Delta state Commissioner of Police with a view to taking necessary and effective measures to arrest the situation.
The House passed the resolution sequel to the adoption of the motion sponsored by Rep. Lovette Idisi (PDP/Delta) during plenary.
Raising the motion, Rep. Idisi said he is disturbed that despite the reoccurrence of the killings, security in the area has remained casual with no efforts to beef it up in order to check the killings and protect the vulnerable citizens, especially female students.
He explained that the killings are specifically targeted at the female folks whose used sanitary pads and underwear are allegedly needed for ritual purposes.
“If drastic steps are not urgently taken, the killings could continue unabated to the extent that the successes recorded in the Delta state University could be eroded and the university may become unattractive to prospective students”, the lawmaker warned.
The motion was unanimously adopted by the House through a voice vote and a minute silence was thereafter observed in honour of the late 300 Level student of the Department of Mass Communication of Delta State University, Abraka, Miss Elozino Ogege recently murdered by a gang.
Henry Omunu, Abuja