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Pro-Trump Rally: Senate wades into killing of IPOB members

Pro-Trump Rally: Senate wades into killing of IPOB members

The Senate on Tuesday at plenary condemned in strong terms the al­leged killings of unarmed members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) said to be holding a pro-Trump rally in Port Harcourt, Riv­ers State by security agencies and resolved, therefore, to in­vestigate the massacre.
This is as the Upper House mandated its Committees on Police and National Security/Intelligence to investigate the killings which it said was one killing too many.
Coming under Order 43 of Senate Rule, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa (Abia North) had recalled how he read on the pages of a national dailies on Thursday last week about the killings of 11 young Igbo in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
“You will recall that last Thursday, we read on all the papers how about 11 youths were killed, 27 being injured while 56 were arrested for no just course, for no reason of theirs.
“Mr President, we are in a democracy where you can have diversion of opinion and you have peaceful dem­onstration as enshrined in our constitution but you look at the manner of this killings, it is becoming one too many.
“It happened in Onitsha, it happened in Enugu, it hap­pened in Asaba and now it is happening in Port Harcourt by the same people who are meant to protect lifes and property.”

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