TEAM of investigators from the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, yesterday stormed Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State in its ongoing investigation into the recent killing of two members of the Organised Labour in the state.
The team, led by the Executive secretary of the commission, Prof. Bem Angwe said it was in the state in response to a letter of complaint its received from the national leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC.
Angwe first paid a courtesy visit to governor Al-Makura explained that the investigation was necessitated by a letter of complaint from the National leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, over the alleged killing of two civil servants in front of the Nasarawa State government house by some security operatives.
“On the first of August, we received a letter from the NLC president. The president alleges the unlawful killing of some members of NLC by the Nigerian police, following a peaceful assembly when he led some executives to pay the governor a courtesy call,” he said.
He told the governor that his team was meeting with the police in the state to get their own side of the matter and that the team would also meet with leadership of state chapter of the NLC to also hear their angle concerning the incident.
“We are therefore in the state to kick-start a full scale investigation. We will also meet the General Manager of Nasarawa Broadcasting Service, NBS, whom we are informed also played a part in the unfortunate incident,” he added.
At the state police command headquarters in Lafia the Commissioner of Police of the command, CP Abubakar Sadiq-Bello expressed gratitude for the visit and said the police command in the state will fully cooperate with the NHRC investigative team in their work and say the truth with regards to the incident.
“What we have to do is to say the truth and nothing but the truth. I have responded to the allegations made by the NLC and all that i said is nothing but the truth,” he said.
Nigerian Pilot reports that the NHRC team visited Labour House where they met with the Nasarawa State NLC secretary, Comrade Mohammed Naibi who received them on behalf of the state Chairman, Abdullahi Adekah, just like it also interacted with Yusuf Musa, General Manager of state broadcasting service whom it urged to write a deposition on his side of events and release same to NHRC’s team of investigators.


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