Member representing Jos South/Jos East in the Federal House of Representatives, Rep. Dachung Musa Bagos has decried the alleged extra judicial killing of one of his constituents, Rinji Peter.
Representative Baggos is therefore calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct heads of security agencies implicated in the human rights abuses and killing of innocent Nigerians to immediately fish out the perpetrators for prosecution and punishment according to law.
Recall that on Tuesday May 12 , 2020, Rep. Nkeiruka C. Onyejeocha and Rep. Dachung Musa Bagos, moved a motion urgently calling for an immediate stoppage of Human Rights Abuses and Extra-Judicial Killing in the country by security operatives. The lawmaker decried the increasing wave of criminality against Nigerian citizens whose lives they (security operatives) were ironically meant to protect.
“Security agencies including the Nigeria Police Force, the military and para-military agencies were saddled with the responsibility of enforcing compliance with the lockdown within the limits of their rules of engagement having regard for human the rights of the citizens.”
“That within the initial period of the lockdown, security operatives had, according to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC); extra-judicially killed 18 innocent Nigerians in Abia, Delta, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Katsina, Plateau and Niger States”, the lawmakers stated.
He advocates that the House of Representatives Committees on Police Affairs, Defence, Interior and Human Rights to investigate the abuses, killings and their prosecution. He further recalled that a similar situation happened sometimes last year where a young man was allegedly shot dead by a security agent for not paying for a N50 egg.
Rep. Bagos sympathises with the family of Mr. Rinji Peter and prayed that God comfort the entire family. He further enjoined his constituents to always be law abiding and obey all constituted authorities, the social distancing policy, wash their hands regularly and stay safe. End.