The Senator Representing lmo West Senatorial District, Senator Rochas Okorocha, on Sunday called on the Minister of State for Petroleum, to set up a judicial panel of inquiry to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the Abaezi incident, to avert future occurrence.
Okorocha, who lamented the reported killing of more than 100 people by an explosion at an illegal oil refinery in a forest at Abaezi, in Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area, described the incident as worrisome and disheartening.
The former two-term governor of lmo State expressed regret that, for some time now, the Orlu zone has been in the news for the wrong reasons.
Okorocha made the call in a release signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Sam Onwuemeodo, and made available to newsmen in Owerri, Imo State capital.
The former governor added that the ugly and disturbing stories of killings or deaths in the zone have become unbearable.
He prayed that God console the families affected by this disaster and give the souls of all those who lost their lives in the bloody incident eternal rest.