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Insecurity: Reps summons IG, reveal more than 7 died in Abuja attack

Insecurity: Reps summons IG, reveal more than 7 died in Abuja attack

The House of Representatives has invited Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, over spate of killings in the country.

In a decision of the House read by Hon. Azubogu Ifeanyi on Tuesday July 2018, the lawmakers decried the spate of insecurity in the nation, especially recent killings in Plateau by suspected herdsmen and killing of seven policemen at Galadima Abuja by unknown gunmen.
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The House however revealed there were more than seven people who died in the Abuja shooting spree. Earlier reports have said only seven policemen died in the attack.

Ifeanyi said: “I rise to move a motion on urgent national security attention on the killing of seven policemen and others by unknown gunmen in Galadimawa, Abuja. Among other things in the House is aware that on the 2nd of July, 2018, policemen attacked the Federal Capital Territory Police Command on duty at Galadimawa area of Abuja were attacked on their duty post by unknown gunmen.

“Informed that the gunmen numbering over a dozen came on six motor bikes, also informed that the fallen galant police officers were outnumbered and overpowered with sophiscated weaponry by the gunmen who also killed nine civillians in sporadic shootings, including the driver of a known bread merchant who was carrying out his legitimate business at the Galadimawa junction at the time of the attack.

“Further informed that many other passers-by were caught by stray bullets with various degrees of injury. Worried that this attack is coming too close after the Plateau and others in the country which have been reported in the immediate past in which government is confronting eternally and doing everything possible to contain the fallout in terms of national security concern and image management of the country to the international environment. Also worried that these killings now call to question the internal security management of securing the land of securing the lives and properties of citizens by the government as contained…

“The House resolved to invite the Inspector-General of Police and Federal Capital Territory to brief the House on the forward to enable us take an informed decision.”

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