In Niger House of Assembly calls for probe of military/civilian clash

The house also called for immediate release of those injured and being held in prison custody in connection with the face-off‎ to enable them access medical care.

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(Nigerian Watch)
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The Niger House of Assembly has called for the probe for the recent army/civilian clash in the state, urging Governor Sani Bello to set up a judicial commission of inquiry to determine the cause, NAN reports.

The motion was moved on Tuesday, August 16, by Mr Malik Bosso (APC-Bosso) under matters of urgent public importance.

"This unfortunate incident needs to be investigated and the situation if not handled properly , could lead to further destruction of lives and property.

"Both parties are still under pains and tension and so if no positive action is taken by government, there would be dire consequences," Bosso said.

Mr Bello Ahmad (PDP-Agwarra), said the action of the military was inconsistent with Section 218 sub-section 1 of the constitution.

"Matters of internal security are meant to be handled by the Police, Civil Defence and other internal security agencies and not the military.

"It is the president that has the power to determine the operational use of the Armed Forces of the Federation and there was no such directive," he added.

The house also called for immediate release of those injured and being held in prison custody in connection with the face-off‎ to enable them access medical care.

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