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Reps Summon Army Chief Over Attack On Benue Lawmaker

The House of Representatives has summoned the Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya and the Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Irabor over an alleged attack on a Benue lawmaker, Kpam Sokpo.

The resolution followed a motion moved by Mark Gbillah on Wednesday.

In his motion, Mr Gbillah said the soldiers attacked the lawmaker alongside some other civilians during the governorship election on March 18.

He explained the soldiers stormed Old Barn Hotel, Gboko in Benue State and assaulted Mr Sokpo and the others.

He also alleged that same soldiers killed two persons in an extra-judicial manner.

“These military men, numbering over 20, stormed the hotel in Nigerian Army trucks and dressed in military uniforms but without any identifiers such as nametags, any form of personal identity or ranks.

“This same team of soldiers were allegedly responsible for the extrajudicial killings of at least two persons in Gboko in two separate instances on the same day,” he stated.

The House resolved that the military heads must provide the identity of the officers.

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