By Martins Ezigwe
The Senate committee on Police Affairs and their counterpart committee on Security and Intelligence will pay a joint visit to Ezu River at Amansea,Anambra State where an estimated 60 bodies have been sighted, with 23 recovered by the Police from tomorrow.
The aim of the visit, at he instance of Senator(Dr) Chris Ngige, who represents Anambra Central including Amansea is to enable the members of the committees relevant to security matters in the upper chambers of the National Assembly have a first-hand account of the tragedy which first broke on January 19/20, 2013.
Senator Chris Ngige has earlier paid a visit to the site on January 26, 2013, in which occasion he donated 6000 sachets of drinking water and 51000 bottles, while flagging off the construction of a motorised borehole.
According to the Ngige, who is a former governor of Anambra State (2003 to 2006) the water and cash provided on the occasion was to enable the Amaowele, Amansea community which was directly affected by the discovery of dead bodies sin the river being their source of water supply alleviate the hardship occasioned by the sad development, while he ‘ unravels the mystery of the floating bodies recovered from the river’
The senate committee is coming to pay a visit after comprehensive and regular briefing on the Floating corpses by Senator Ngige, who is also a member of the Police Affairs Committee, which oversights the Nigerian Police Force. The security& Intelligence committee oversees the State Security Service (SSS)