House Of Reps Mandate Relevant Committees To Probe Extra Judicial killings, Kidnapping In Jos

House Of Reps Mandate Relevant Committees To Probe Extra Judicial killings, Kidnapping In Jos

By Paul Effiong, Abuja

The House of Representatives has mandated its relevant Committees to investigate and probe all kind of insecurity and extra judiciial killings in Jos and its communities.

This was sequel to a motion on notice brought before the House by a member representing Bassa/Jos North federal constituency of Plataeu State in the House of Representative, Hon. Muhammad Adam Alkali on the need to stop extra judicial killings, kidnapping and other forms of insecurity in Jos, the Plateau State capital and environs.

Hon. Alkali further alleged that there were reported cases of extra-judicial killings of innocent people by security operatives in Jos.

According to him, “On the 21st September, 2022, 16 year Usman Bala was shot dead, while two others were injured by a police officer attached to the Division C of the Nigeria Police Force Jos, Plateau State.

“Also on 4th December 2022, security operatives allegedly shot and killed one Magaji Ahmad, a
Keke NAPEP rider of Dutse Uku area of Jos for exceeding the approved operations hours imposed by the State Government.

“Aware of a report by the Vanguard Newspapers of December 11, 2022, where the corpse of one Ruth Musa, Pastor, was found around a car wash in Farin Gada area, Jos North Local Government Area, Plateau State, similarly, on 7 September 2022, a 14 years Maryam Danliti Usman was found dead in Babale Community of Jos-North Local Government Area with her private parts cut off.

The Lawmaker expressed worry that if stringent security measures are not taken to safeguard the lives of the citizens in compliance with Chapter 2 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) particularly Section 14 (2)(b) which states that the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government; it might constitute a threat to national security.

The House therefore resolved to observe a minute silence as a mark of respect to the deceased persons killed in Jos, Plateau State and urge the Chief of Defence Staff, the Director General of State Security Service and the Inspector General of Police to direct “Operation Save Heaven” to initiate a coordinated Joint Security Operation with other Security Agencies to flush out criminals within the system to save the lives of innocent Nigerians and avoid reoccurrences.

The House further mandate the Committees on Police Affairs, Interior, Defence and National Security to investigate the cases of extra-judicial killings in Jos and environs and report back within six (6) weeks for further legislative action.

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