PDP Asks NASS to Probe Killing of Over 100 Soldiers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the National Assembly to probe the “compromises” and other acts of neglect that led to the killing of over 100 soldiers by the Boko Haram insurgents.

The opposition party also accused the Buhari Presidency of condoning extra-judicial killing in the country and demanded an immediate forensic inquiry into the reported killing of a principal witness in the Offa robbery incident, Michael Adikwu, in the custody of the Police in Kwara State.

The PDP in a statement on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said the legislative investigation on the killing of the soldiers has become imperative given reports of compromises and alleged failure of the authorities to promptly act on a reported threat by insurgents to attack the base and other military locations in the area, few days before the devastating attack.

“This is in addition to a disturbing video, circulating in the public domain, showing soldiers, weeks before the attack, giving accounts of their neglect by the authorities, resulting in their vulnerability to insurgents.

“This is particularly worrisome given apprehensions that President Muhammadu Buhari has been distracting the military by dragging our Service Chiefs to participate in his re-election campaign activities, instead of concentrating on their statutory duties.

“Moreover, the apparent insensitivity of the Buhari Presidency to the killing as well as alleged moves by the authorities to sweep the matter under the carpet has created despondency among the citizens.

“The PDP therefore urges the National Assembly to unravel the compromises leading to the killing of our soldiers and those behind them,” the party said.

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