The House of Representatives has urged the President Bola Tinubu-led administration to consult with political, traditional and religious leaders in the South-East geopolitical zone to find a lasting solution to the insecurity in the area.
The call by the lawmakers came a day after gunmen attacked Ishieke Daily Market located in the Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State on Tuesday.
The resolution of the House followed a motion by a member of the Green Chamber, Eze Nwachukwu, on the need to forestall further killings in Ebonyi State.
On Tuesday, gunmen enforcing a sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) scared citizens particularly traders around Ishieke and Ukwuachi suburbs of Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State.
Their actions caused panic as people took to their heels for safety.