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Reps urge police to investigate death of corps members

11 June 2015, 08:59

Abuja - The House of Representatives on Wednesday urged the Police to investigate injuries and untimely death of some National Youth Service Corps members (NYSC) in the country.

The Reps made the when it unanimously adopted a motion moved by Kingsley Chinda (Rivers-PDP), during the first plenary session of 8th House of Reps sitting in Abuja.

Kingley, who moved the motion under matter of urgent national importance, said it was to protect NYSC members and review their terms of service.

He added that the motion took cognizance of the fact that some corps members had suffered injuries and untimely deaths in their host states.

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Representative Uzoma Nkem-Abonta (Abia-PDP) called on government to take extra measures to ensure the protection of corps members.

Representative Sani Zoro (Jigawa-APC) said the Act that established all uniform institutions like the Nigerian Army should be reviewed as well to enhance their efficiency.

One corps member, Akpanira Frampton, was murdered on June 6 in Imo.

Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, asked members to observe one minute silence for all the NYSC members that had lost their lives in parts of the country.

The House has adjourned sitting to June 23.



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