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HOR Mandates Committee To Investigate Killings Of Nigerian Students Abroad

Channels Television  
Updated March 19, 2014

house_of_repsThe House of Representatives has mandated a joint committee to conduct a public hearing on the increase in the number of Nigerian students killed abroad and report back in two months.

The Chairman of the House Committee on Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, raising the motion, said Nigeria students are being killed in different parts of the world and Nigerian students have become endangered species.

In her motion, Dabiri-Erewa listed Ghana, Russia, United Arab Emirate, Malaysia and South Africa among the culprit nations where Nigerian students had been killed lately.

One of her prayers adopted by the House was that Nigerian embassies in those countries should investigate the cases to a “logical end.”

She recalled that in Ghana alone, four Nigerian students had been killed since October 2013.

“Just two weeks ago, Mr. Godwin Ayogu, a 300 level Social Science Student of the University of Cape Coast, Central Region, was brutally killed on February 20 and his lifeless body was found on campus,” she informed the House.

She added that similar killing of Nigerians had taken place in South Africa, Russia, Maylasia and the UAE.

“A few weeks ago in Dubai, Toba Falode, 19-year-old son of a popular sports broadcaster, Aisha Falode, died in mysterious circumstances.

“He was a student of the SAE Institute, Dubai,” she said.

The House has also urged embassies in Ghana, Malaysia, Russia, the U.A.E and South Africa to ensure all the cases are thoroughly investigated.