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Reps To Invite IGP, NSCDC Boss Over Extra-Judicial Killings

A file picture of lawmakers throughout plenary on the House of Representatives chamber in Abuja.

 

The House of Representatives has handed a decision to ask the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu and the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu.

The decision of the House was reached following a movement by the Deputy Majority Whip, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha on the necessity to examine the spate of unintentional discharge by safety personnel and to forestall the killing of harmless Nigerians as a consequence of mishandling of firearms.

The movement was seconded by Rep. Linda Ikpeazu.

Onyejeocha urged the House to direct the Nigeria Police and different safety businesses to make sure sufficient sensitisation of their personnel to cease utilizing deadly power as the primary level of motion.

The lawmakers additionally invited the Commandant General of the NSCDC.

This is as a result of killing of Mr Ndubuisi Emenike by NSCDC personnel in what was described as an “accidental discharge.”

Another lawmaker, Mariam Onuoha expressed unhappiness over the loss of life of Emenike who in line with her was killed within the neighborhood through the celebration of her rerun.

She known as on the House to research if the officer was in breach of guidelines of engagement.

The movement was voted and adopted.

No date has nevertheless been set for the assembly with the IGP. The lawmakers then vowed to research the matter additional.

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