April 2, 2023



Reps examine extra-judicial killings in Jos

The Home of Representatives has ordered an investigation into alleged circumstances of extra-judicial killings by safety forces in Jos, Plateau State and its environs.

The Home Wednesday mandated its joint Committees on Police Affairs, Inside, Defence and Nationwide Safety to research the circumstances of extra-judicial killings within the stated areas, and report again inside six weeks.

This was sequel to a movement by Hon. Muhammad Alkali, lamenting the killings and circumstances of rampant kidnapping in Jos and surrounding communities.

He cited the reported circumstances of extra-judicial killings of harmless Nigerians by safety operatives, saying on the 21 September, 2022, 16 Yr Usman Bala was shot lifeless, whereas two others had been injured by a Police Officer connected to the C Division of the Nigeria Police Pressure Jos, Plateau State as circumstances in query.

He stated additionally on 4 December 2022, safety operatives allegedly shot and killed one Magaji Ahmad, a Keke NAPEP rider of Dutse Uku Space of Jos for exceeding the authorized operations hours imposed by the State Authorities.

He stated there had been “a report by the Vanguard Newspapers of December 11, 2022, the place the corpse of 1 Ruth Musa Pastor was discovered round a automotive wash in Farin Gada space, Jos North Native Authorities Space, Plateau State”, and equally, on 7 September 2022, a 14 years Maryam Danliti Usman was discovered lifeless in Babale Neighborhood of Jos-North Native Authorities Space along with her personal components minimize off.

In keeping with him, “if stringent safety measures usually are not taken to safeguard the lives of the residents in compliance with Chapter 2 of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) significantly Part 14 (2)(b) which states that the safety and welfare of the individuals shall be the first goal of presidency; it’d represent a risk to nationwide safety”.

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