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Published On: Mon, May 4th, 2020

Lawan mourns victims of Borno IDP camp fire incident

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By Musa Adamu

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has commiserated with the victims of the fire incident that occurred at a camp housing Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ngala, Borno State.
Lawan mourned the 14 who lost their lives and sympathised with those injured in the inferno.
The Senate President commiserated with the Government and people of Borno State over the tragic incident.
Lawan called on relevant authorities to investigate the incident with a view to averting a re-occurrence.
In another development, the Senate President condemned in strong term the cases of extra-judicial killings by security agents as reported by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in the course of the enforcement of the lockdown ordered in parts of the country to contain the spread of the Coronavirus.
Lawan said he was saddened by the report by the NHRC that 18 persons were killed by high-handed security officers tasked to enforce the stay-at-home directives.
The Senate President said that extra-judicial killings, in whatever guise, should be discouraged in our society. He called for a thorough investigation of the cases and that those indicted be promptly brought to account.

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