REPS SUMMON IGP, NSCDC CG OVER EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS

Adedayo Akinwale and Udora Orizu in Abuja

The House of Representatives has passed a resolution to invite the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr. Mohammed Adamu and the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr. Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu.

The resolution of the House was reached following a motion by the Deputy Majority Whip, Mrs. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha on the need to investigate the spate of accidental discharge by security personnel and to forestall the killing of innocent Nigerians due to mishandling of firearms.

The motion was seconded by Hon. Linda Ikpeazu.

Onyejeocha urged the House to direct the Nigeria Police and other security agencies to ensure adequate sensitisation of their personnel to stop using lethal force as the first point of action.

The lawmakers also invited the Commandant General of the NSCDC.

This is due to the killing of a senatorial candidate of AA in Imo State, Mr. Ndubuisi Emenike by NSCDC personnel in what was described as an “accidental discharge.”

Another lawmaker, Mrs. Mariam Onuoha expressed sadness over the death of Emenike who according to her was killed in the vicinity during the celebration of her rerun.

She called on the House to investigate if the officer was in breach of rules of engagement.

The motion was voted and adopted.

No date has however been set for the meeting with the IG. The lawmakers then vowed to investigate the matter further

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