Nasarawa Killing: Reps Plead With IGP, Security Agencies To Forgive Ombatse Youths

House-of-Reps-session1-298x295The House of Representatives has condemned the trend where aggrieved Nigerians take up arms against policemen in the line of duty.

According to the lawmakers, the primary responsibility of government is to provide security for the citizens through security agencies and it would be most criminal to attack them while performing their duties in troubled communities.

The lawmakers’ decision came on the heels of a heated debate brought under matter of urgent national importance which was raised by Joseph Kigbu (CPC, Nasarawa).

Hon. Kigbu urged his colleagues to plead and prevail on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar to forgive youths of the ethnic militia – Ombatse, in Nasarawa State that attacked and killed over 30 policemen in the community.

He said: “If the Federal government does not assist Nasarawa State government to maintain security and amicably resolve her communal differences, this may lead to a further breakdown of peace and order”.

He also spoke on the need to prevail on the police to forgive the community fearing if that was not done, the vengeance missions in Baga, Odi and other places may reoccur.

All the lawmakers who contributed to the debate of the motion condemned in very strong terms the killing of the security agents and called on Federal government to find means of mopping up illegal fire arms across the country to forestall people attacking Securty agents that were carrying out their constitutional responsibilities.

In their resolution, the lawmakers recommended adequate compensation to families of the police victims in addition to joining Nasarawa State in reconciling the different warring groups as an alternative to use of force.

The lawmakers mandated the National Emergency Mnagement Agency (NEMA) to immediately provide relief materials to victims of communal clashes since January 2013 in Nasarawa State.

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  • I belive this eggon people their are not loking for truble atall and whot is causing all this kid of problems in the state? For my own understading made the government forgive this eggons and forget this people is only God known the true behied it. Made their suol R.I.P

  • Logerthroat that couse this nonsence how that num of security went to arest only one man that cp an governor of that state shoul remove from office.

  • in every society effective communication is needed to maintain decodence or peace. The Nassarawa crisis is not an exceptional, if the youth of both party are miss-informed then there is going to be crisis. The issue raised in the lower chamber is a good one but my opinion as a Nigerian is that ”the issue should be investigated” i belive that those young men who did that assult on the police men were trigard by somobody and this person should be fount and ensure he pays for his actions so that other people with the same plan will learn there lesson and flee from that plan.

  • I wonder what d lawmaker are out there doing if a person dat wl tk law on his own hand and d lawmaker wl come out and ask d I.g to 4give those people what did those lawmaker are trying to turn dis country into? I expect them to set up committee to investigate dis situation and any body caught wl be deal according to d law nt seat down there taking tea and encouraging terrorism, becos there are afraid 2015 is at door and most of them are nt there due to fair and credible election.

  • I am very surprised. Policemen are wantonly killed and a law maker is asking that the killers be forgiven. Is Nigeria still in the civilized community of states. Law enforcement officers without whom the society would be lawless are killed with impunity. These guys are somebody’s father, sons, uncles, brothers, etc. Anyway the government started this amnesty thing. Give to Niger Delta killers, give to BH killers, give to Eggom killers. For us to have a society worth living the enforcement of laws must take precedence over emotion, tribe, religion, etc

  • I am with you compleatly. Now this group of boys have wipped out around 100 security men. That gives them confidence and they now have more arms and amunition. Notting prevent them from enlarging there attarck squard. With this level of confidence, notting will prevent them from attarcking the sorrounding villages and town. This boys must be stoped and time is NOW. It is instructive to note how the country is desintergrating. We had thener delta sager, then the issue of boko harram and this new twist of ombatse youths. In between we had the plateau issus and that abduction in the east. All these issues have notting to do with religion. If a muslim,christian or any religion practising person commit a crime, let that person be identified and that same person be made to face the full weight of the law. This action is better than what is now in vouge where it a muslem or a christian
    was alleaged or even comfirmed to have committed a crime, all persons that belong to that faith will be targeted and destroid. This is an uncivilised way of solving problem. It needs to proved that the person you are killing is indeed aware of the crime.

  • BOTH THOSE CULT BOYS AND THE MEN BEHIND THEM MUST BE MADE TO ACCOUNT FOR THERE EVIL ACTION AGAINST THE POLICE FORCE AND THE NIGERIAN NATION,WHY DO YOU MAKE LAW,OR IS THE LAW MADE FOR ONLY THOSE WHO DOES NOT BELONG TO A BLOOD TESTY CULT,THANK GOD WE ALREADY KNOW WHO THERE ARE,THEY ARE NOT UNKNOWN GON MEN AS USUAL,THEY ARE OMBASE CULT GROUP,THIS PEOPLE SHOULD BE PROPERLY INVESTIGATED AND N ON OF THOSE DEMONIC KILLERS MUST GO FREE,THE IGP,THE PRESIDENT MUST NOT ALLOW ANY INFLUENCE TO HINDER JUSTICE,YOU MUST AVENGE FOR THE POLICE AND THE MASSES,AND THIS SHOULD ALSO TEACH OUR POLICE A GOOD LESSON,THE POLICE MUST FISH OUT ANY OFFICER WHO BELONG TO ANY THING THAT IS CAPEBLE OF INFLUENSING THERE OPERATIONS IN ANY WAY,THOSE OFFICERS WHO SOLD THERE BROTHERS OUT TO BE KILLED MUST BE PROPERLY INVESTIGATED TO FISH OTHERS OUT,ALL BAD EGGS IN THE POLICE MUST BE EXPOSED AND SENT OUT OF THE FORCE.

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