IGP Urged: Deploy Additional Forces to Kaduna to Quell Violence

IGP Urged: Deploy Additional Forces to Kaduna to Quell Violence
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IGP Urged: Deploy Additional Forces to Kaduna to Quell Violence

The House of Representatives issued a directive yesterday urging the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, to promptly deploy additional police officers to Ambe, located on the outskirts of Gwantu Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State, following the tragic killing of innocent Nigerians. The House also called upon the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Army, and the Department of State Services (DSS) to collaborate and ensure that the perpetrators responsible for these heinous acts are brought to justice.

Additionally, the Green Chamber urged the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide food and non-food items to the affected victims. They also tasked the committees on police, army, and emergency and disaster preparedness to oversee the implementation of these directives.

These resolutions stemmed from a motion of urgent national importance introduced by Daniel Amos during the plenary session in Abuja. Amos emphasized the constitutional rights to life and freedom of movement as enshrined in Sections 33 and 41 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), respectively.

The motion highlighted the tragic events that unfolded on Sunday, May 5, 2024, in Ambe, where unknown gunmen on motorcycles attacked a birthday celebration, resulting in the deaths of six individuals and injuries to many others. The swift action of local youths led to the apprehension of one of the gunmen, who was subsequently handed over to soldiers stationed at Giants.

Currently, some of the victims are undergoing treatment at the University Teaching Hospital in Jos, while the community remains traumatized by the incident and the prevailing insecurity.

The House reiterated the government’s primary responsibility to safeguard the lives and property of all Nigerians. It mandated RCC Ltd to facilitate the provision of an alternative lane for commuters amidst ongoing construction work.

In separate news, Microsoft has announced plans to close its Lagos center, which would threaten approximately 200 jobs.


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