Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Nigerian Senate To Investigate Borno Mass Killing

The senate has mandated its three committees on Army, Police and National Security and Intelligent to investigate alleged mass killing of civilians in Baga area of Borno state. 

The senate President Senator David Mark gave the directive while reacting to the move by senator Maji Lawal to sponsor a motion on mass killing. 

Senator Mark noted that the Federal Government has already ordered an investigation into the matter but that would not prevent the Upper from carrying an independent investigation. 

The senate President also directed the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Azubike Ihejirika to call his men to order and ensure that they keep to the rule of the engagement. 

In another development, the senate also directed all senators from Enugu, Kogi and Anambra states to meet and resolve the communal clash between Echenwo/Odeke in Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi state and the people of  Enugu-Otu Aguleri in Anambra. 

The two communities have been on each other following the discovery of crude oil in what is known as the Anambra basin which geographically covers parts of Kogi, Enugu and Anambra States. 

The two committees have two weeks to submit their reports. 

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