Saddened by the alleged killing of students of the Nasarawa State University by men of the Nigerian Army, the House of Representatives yesterday mandated its committees on Army, Internal Security and Police Affairs, to investigate why soldiers were deployed to the campus with live ammunition and report back within two weeks.
The lawmakers who also urged the Inspector General of Police and other relevant authorities to immediately take steps to forestall any further breakdown of law and order within the affected areas, made this decision while adopting the resolution of a motion on the subject.
A minute silence was observed by the lawmakers in honour for the deceased, who also directed the Nasarawa State government to, as a matter of urgency, take immediate and urgent steps to ensure security of lives and property of people in the affected areas while investigations are on-going.
Recall that some students of Nasarawa State University were yesterday shot dead by men of the Nigerian Army while on a peaceful protest against non-provision of water and electricity supply to their campus by authorities of the school. They had in the process, mounted road blocks in front of their school.