Baga Killings:Reps orders probe
- Written by Abdullateef Abubakar Jos
The resolution followed a motion by Rep.Mohammed Monguno (ANPP-Borno), which was
unanimously adopted without debate when put to vote by the Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal.
The house also called on the Boko Haram insurgents to embrace the amnesty offered by
the Federal Government.
It also called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide relief
materials to the victims of the incident.
The motion was entitled: “Urgent Need to Investigate the Killing of 185 People in Baga by
Monguno, who moved the motion, noted that there was a confrontation between Boko
Haram insurgents and the Joint Task Force in Baga.
He said that as a result of the confrontation, one soldier and 185 people were killed in the
The legislator said that due to the confrontation no fewer than 200 houses were burnt and
185 innocent civilians killed during the confrontation.
The motion, which was not opposed, was adopted by the house.
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Also on the same date in 1997 The UN approved an agreement for equitable use of waters that flow through more than one country. Only China and Turkey refused to sign the key UN convention on transnational rivers.
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