Reps Probe Arrest Of 320 “Boko Haram Members” In Rivers StateFeatured, Latest News Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
The House of Representatives on Tuesday directed the joint committee on Police and Human Rights to investigate the arrest of 320 suspected boko haram members in Rivers state.
The resolution of the House was sequel to a motion sponsored by the Deputy Minority Leader of the House, Suleiman Kawu who condemned the action of the River State Police Command.
The Rivers state police command had on January 26 2014 arrested about 320 persons and tagged them as boko haram members thereby inciting tension across the country.
Kawu who emphasised the need for the intervention of the House posited “the arrest of the 320 men and women has raised several issues that require immediate attention of every well meaning Nigerians for the security, economy and political well being of the country and its citizens.
“The arrested persons were in Rivers for legitimate business as most of them were petty traders and menial job seekers in search for means of livelihood in their fatherland.
“Such manner of arrests and injustice portrays obvious danger capable of breeding political instability to the already overheated polity as the suspects were known to be law abiding citizens.” Kaw Lamented
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