Senate Condemns Killing Of UNIPORT Students 4 years ago 0

The Senate on Tuesday expressed outrage over the gruesome killing of four students of University of Port Harcourt, River State.

The followed the adoption of a motion entitled: “Motion condemning the murder of students of the University of Port Harcourt and one other person at Omuakiri Village, Aluu, Rivers State.

The motion was sponsored by Senator Ayogu Eze (Enugu North) and supported by 90 other Senators.

On October 3, the Senate decried the reprehensible murder of 46 students of Federal Polytechnic Mubi, Adamawa State.

Senate President, Senator David Mark, described the gory incident especially as posted on social networks as totally condemnable and atrocious.

Mark noted that the manner of the death of the students has brought to the fore the urgent need for state police in the country.

The Senate President particularly deplored the inability of security agents to apprehend perpetrators of crimes in the country.

But he insisted that Nigeria should not be classified as a failed state, saying the existence of the legislature, judiciary and executive arms of government in the country clearly show that the country is not a failed state.

He said, “There is no doubt that this act is condemnable. We feel for the students who have lost their lives, we feel for the parents of the students who have lost their lives but there is a local saying that when you point a finger to someone else four others are pointing at you.

“So we all have a share in ensuring that there is safety of lives and property in this country.

“It is not that crimes don’t happen elsewhere but the difference between crimes elsewhere and crimes in Nigeria is that outside this country, the perpetrators are arrested as quickly as possible and brought to book.

“The reason why people don’t want to commit crime is the fear of punishment that is the consequences of it.

“Here if you commit crime and you think you can go scot free then it is jungle justice.

“I must also emphasize that the legislature exist in this country, the judiciary is there and the executive is there and this clearly are not signs of failed states.” Home Page

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