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Reps want Buhari to urgently end S’Kaduna killings, summon Buratai, IGP

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Nigerian House of Representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately order the military and the police to end the killings in Southern Kaduna by being pre-emptive and ensure they detect the particular areas often attacked.

The Reps members have also summoned the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen Tukur Buratai, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris and the Director-General of the Department of State Security (DSS), Lawal Daura.

The lawmakers summon was sequel to the adoption of the resolutions of a motion moved by Mr Gideon Gwani (Kaduna, APC), who told the House how Tachirak, Adu and Tsonje villages of Kaura constituency, were recently attacked and 13 people killed even with the 24 hours curfew imposed and with the presence of the military and policemen in the area.

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“Recall the resolution of June 24, 2015 where the House urged the executive arm of government to set up a high powered committee to comprehensively address the incessant killings in Kaduna State and other parts of the country, which has not been complied with,” he said.

Though the House was yet to fix a date for a closed door session with heads of security agencies, it however asked its Committees on Army, Air Force, Police Affairs, Interior and Internal Security and Intelligence to look into the situation and come up with ways the security issues in the troubled Southern Kaduna could be resolved.
The committees were given four weeks to report back to the House.

 

 

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