NHRC Investigates Killing Of Security Personnel In Nasarawa



NHRCThe National Human Rights Commission has commenced investigation into the killing of an unspecified number of police officers and security personnel in Alakyo village in Nasarawa State last week.
Reports from various sources have indicated that scores of security personnel were allegedly murdered by members of the Ombatse militia group.
Speaking while receiving a preliminary investigation report on the incident in Abuja today, the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof. Bem Angwe said the gruesome murder of security personnel who were carrying out their lawful duties is a violation of their right to life, an affront on the rule of law and a drawback to the efforts being made to contain the cycle of violence in the various parts of the country.
Prof. Angwe said the action of those who perpetrate these atrocities must be condemned by all well-meaning Nigerians and that all hands must be on deck to bring them to justice.
According to the Executive Secretary, “as a national human rights institution we are deeply concerned over the senseless killings by Ombatse cult members and many violent acts in other parts of the country. Investigations are already being conducted by the commission and I wish to assure the IGP and all Nigerians that appropriate recommendations will be forwarded to government at the end of the exercise”.
Prof. Bem Angwe condoles with the Inspector General of Police and urged him not to be distracted by the incident.

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