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Southeast senators: Probe alleged killing of Biafra agitators

Senators from the Southeast under the aegis of the Southeast caucus have called on the Federal Government to investigate the recent report by Amnesty International accusing security agencies in the country of killing 150 pro-Biafra agitators, The Punch reports.

The Chairman of the caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, said this in a statement, in Abuja, on Thursday.

Abaribe said, “It is not enough for the Nigeria military to debunk the report; we, as a caucus, demand an independent inquiry in the mould of a judicial panel and urgently too.

“It is our candid view that such a panel would reassure the Igbo that the Federal Government is alive to its responsibilities, one of which is the protection and respect of the fundamental rights of all people irrespective of tribe or religion.

“Unraveling the authenticity of the report would help to prevent a reoccurrence just as it will engender unity in our country. But the most important to us now is that the report must be probed and those implicated must be made to face justice.”

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