Reps To Probe Alleged Killings By Soldiers In Enugu

The House passed the resolution following a motion by a member Cyriacus Umeha.


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FILE PHOTO of the House of Representatives. Credit: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV)

 

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, said it will investigate an allegation of the gruesome murder of Nigerians by soldiers in Enugu State.

The House passed the resolution following a motion by a member, Cyriacus Umeha, who calling for punishment of those found culpable.

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He alleged that on June 29, 2023, licensed local vigilantes operating under the Enugu State Neighbourhood Security Guards responding to a distress call about banditry and kidnapping, were shot dead at close range, by soldiers of the Nigerian Army, 82 Division Enugu at Eke in the Udi Local Government Area of the state.

According to him, the soldiers claimed that the victims, including some passers-by, were the actual kidnappers even when the vigilantes were in their traditional security uniforms and also showed their identification cards.

The House urged the Federal Government to overhaul the security architecture of the entire state in line with the posture of President Bola Tinubu’s administration to ensure adequate protection of lives and properties as guaranteed by law.

They also sought compensation for the families of those who lost their lives in the incident.