The House of Representatives Members for Ughelli South, North and Udu federal constituency, Hon (Rev) Francis Ejiroghene Waive has condemned the killing of over ten persons by suspected cattle herdsmen in Uwheru community.
While reacting to the sad event in a statement, the clergy however assured that he was in touch with relevant authorities and called for calm.
According to him, “Permit me to condemn in the strongest possible terms the renewed herdsmen attacks on Avwon, Agadama, Ohoror and other communities of Uwheru Kingdom, Ughelli North Local Government Area of my constituency.
“When reports of the onslaught reached me from Community Leaders and party faithfuls, I immediately got in touch with Heads of Security Agencies including the Commander 222 Battalion of the Nigerian Army especially with allegations of involvement of the military on the side of the herdsmen.
“It is sad that valuable lives and property, including farms, had been lost.
“I call on our people to remain calm while we continue dialogue with the authorities to ensure lasting peace, as we will ensure no more lives are lost and this perennial menace is brought to an end.