Senate probes killing of 250 Nigerians in Ethiopia

The Senate has moved to investigate the alleged killings and imprisonment of over 250 Nigerians in Ethiopia.

This followed a motion, titled, ‘Urgent need to investigate the unlawful killings and incarceration of over 250 Nigerians in Ethiopia,’ and sponsored by the Minority Leader, Senator Simon Mwadkwon, member of the Peoples Democratic Party, representing Plateau North, and Senator Victor Umeh, member of the Young Progressives Party, representing Anambra Central.

Presenting the motion, Mwadkwon urged the Senate to direct the Committees on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs to work with the Federal Government to immediately constitute a committee to visit the Republic of Ethiopia with a view to investigating what is happening to Nigerians in the foreign land.
He also called on the FG to immediately direct the Ethiopian embassy to collaborate with the delegation of the Senate Committees on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs to find a lasting solution to problems being faced and/or encountered by Nigerians who are held in Ethiopia.

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