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How we will stop killing of Nigerians by police – Senate

How we will stop killing of Nigerians by police – Senate

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Worried by the incessant killing of Nigerians by the men of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the Nigeria Senate on Tuesday said, Police reform bill would be amended.

 

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The development followed a motion by Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District, stating that there was incessant killing of innocent Nigerians by members of the Nigeria Police.

“Mr. President, distinguished members, I move a motion on Order 42, to explain that in the last one week, about three innocent Nigerians have been killed by SARS.

 

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“There have been incessant killings by the happily triggered members of the Nigeria Police especially SARS. I want to say that Nigeria is not in a war situation, Mr President.

“We shall be having a report on Nigeria Police reform bill tomorrow (Wednesday) and I like the Senate to use the opportunity to reform the Police so that they shall not kill all of us.”

 

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In his remarks, Saraki acknowledged that there was a spate of killings across the nation by members of the Nigeria Police.

He said, the Senate shall reform the bill in a manner that would stop killings, adding that the police must not take arms against those they are paid to protect.

 

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Saraki urged the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs to present the Committee’s report without delay.

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