Rep. Bagos Saddened by Killing of Constituent, Mr. Rinji Peter


The Member representing Jos South/Jos East in the Federal House of Representatives, Rep. Dachung Musa Bagos has decried the alleged extrajudicial killing of one of his constituents, Rinji Peter.

Just yesterday 12th May, 2020, the member co-sponsored a bill urgently calling for an immediate stoppage of Human rights abuses and extrajudicial killing.

The sponsors of the bill, Hon. Nkeiruka C. Onyejeocha and co-sponsor, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos both decried the increasing wave of criminality against Nigerian citizens whose lives they (security operatives) were ironically tasked with protecting.

“Security agencies including the Nigeria Police Force, the military and para-military agencies were saddled with the responsibility of enforcing compliance with the lockdown within the limits of their rules of engagement having regard for human the rights of the citizens.”

The member regretted “that within the initial period of the lockdown, security operatives had, according to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC); extrajudicially killed 18 innocent Nigerians in Abia, Delta, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Katsina, Plateau and Niger States.”

The member is therefore calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct heads of security agencies implicated in the human rights abuses and killing of innocent Nigerians to immediately fish out the perpetrators for prosecution and punishment according to law;

He advocates that the House of Representatives Committees on Police Affairs, Defence, Interior and Human Rights to investigate the abuses, killings and their prosecution.

It will be recalled that a similar situation happened sometimes last year where a young man was allegedly shot dead by a security agent for not paying for a N50 egg.

The member sympathises with the family of Mr. Rinji Peter & may God comfort the entire family.


Danja Dafwam Yakubu

For: Dachung Musa Bagos, Member, House of Representatives, Abuja

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