The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the death of boys brigade children during Easter procession in Gombe. This followed a motion under matters of urgent national importance by Rep. Aishatu Dukku (APC-Gombe), at plenary.
Moving the motion today, Dukku expressed concern over the unfortunate incident that occurred on Sunday, the twenty-first of April, 2019 leading to the death of innocent children during boys’ brigade procession in Gombe.
The lawmaker explained that the boys were in a procession celebrating Easter in Gombe metropolis, when a car rammed into them killing 11 and injuring many others. She maintained that the driver had a heated argument with the children before they made way for him to pass, only for him, in a fit of rage, to turn and drove into them.
Dukku expressed worry that the driver was later identified as an official of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). She added that an eye witness report indicated that the NSCDC official was drunk and went into the procession on purpose.
The House subsequently urged its Committee on Internal Affairs to investigate the matter, make appropriate recommendations and report back in two weeks.