Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Human Rights, Beni Lar has revealed that the committee would help communities allegedly attacked by soldiers in Wase Local Government Council of Plateau State to explore all legal means necessary with the view to obtain compensation and justice, saying already the National Human Rights Commission would soon receive petition from the committee so as to commence full scale investigation and to bring those involved to face the full wrath of the law of the land.
She also promised that her committee would conduct full and thorough investigation into the killings of over 50 people and the destruction of properties worth millions of naira in the five Taroh communities by Nigeria soldiers.
Lar made the disclosure yesterday when her committee visited displaced people’s camp in Kadarko village to present relief materials worth millions of naira to them and to assess the level of destructions of lives and properties in the place.
While presenting relief materials to hundreds of the displaced families at Kadarko Primary School, she said the National Assembly had mandated the House Committee on Human Rights, Defence and Army to conduct a full investigation.
According to her, “I believe that there should be an end to the impunity and extra judicial killings of innocent Nigerians by the military. I think it is high time this menace is brought to an end,” she said.
Hon. Lar, who represents Langtang North and Langtang South federal constituency in the House of Representatives, said “the situation in Kadarko is pathetic as lots of lives have been lost. Homes have been burnt down, children, physically challenged; pregnant women and the elderly were slaughter for no reason in their homes and places of business destroyed without provocation. It’s very unfortunate!”
The federal lawmaker noted that, “The most basic fundamental human right of every citizen of Nigeria is the right to life; and the mandate given to Nigeria soldiers and the security forces is to protect the lives of Nigerians.”
One of the displaced persons, Yakman Useni whose house and food items were destroyed, commended the efforts of the federal lawmaker in helping them with the relief materials.
Also another victim, Simput Saleh appreciated the lawmaker and called on the federal government to take drastic action against the perpetrators of the act so as to serve as a deterrent.


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