The Senate has condemned the killings in South-East and South-South geopolitical zone following the clash between security operatives and members of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB).
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, raised the matter during the plenary on Tuesday.
The Deputy Senate President said he has receive dseveral phone calls on the death of “many” young people both on the side of the security operatives and members of the IPOB.
Ekweremadu called on the security men to be cautious in handling the issue to prevent further killings in the affected areas.
“We are now in democracy and people should be allow to vioce their grivancies in a responsible manner,” Ekweremadu said.
The Deputy Senate President also called on the Senate to set up a panel of enquiry to investigate the incident and ascertain the number of those killed in the fighting.
In his reaction, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said the Senate would look at the issue to see what can be done to quell the incident.
An unspecified number of people have been killed.
Police head, Solomon Arase, earlier ordered officials to disarm members of the IPOB