House Urges IG to deploy More Police officers to Kaduna over Killings of Citizens 

Juliet Akoje in Abuja

The House of Representatives has urged the Inspector-General of Police to as a matter of urgency deploy more Police officers to Ambe, the outskirt of Gwantu Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State over the killing of innocent Nigerians.

The lawmakers also urged the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Army as well as the Department of State Services to collaborate and ensure the culprits involved were brought to book.

The resolutions followed the adoption of  a motion of urgent national importance moved by Hon, Daniel Amos, at plenary yesterday.

Amos while presenting the motion noted that Section 33 of the Constitution of the 1999 (as amended) provided that every person had the right to life and no one shall be deprived intentionally of his or her life.

“Section 41 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) provides that every citizen of Nigeria is entitled to move freely throughout Nigeria, and to reside in any part therein.

“About 7pm on Sunday, May 5, 2024, in Ambe an outskirts of Gwantu Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State following the attack from two unknown gunmen, who arrived on two motorcycles at the birthday celebration venue of their aged father, killed six people and injured many.

“Informed that the youths of the area summoned courage to apprehend one of the gunmen with his motorcycle and gun, who was later handed over to the soldiers on special  duty at giants. Some of the victims are currently receiving treatment at the University Teaching Hospital Jos.

“The residents of the community are still traumatised over the losses and level of insecurity resulting from the attack. The primary duty and obligation of government is to ensure the protection of the lives and properties of every Nigerian.”

The House, therefore, urged the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide food and non food item to the affected victims, and Mandate the Committees on Police, Army and Emergency and Disaster Preparedness to ensure Compliance.

It further mandated RCC Ltd to provide a smooth alternative lane for the movement of commuters while construction is ongoing.

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