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Senate invites NSA, AGF over new Kogi law to arm vigilantes
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Senate invites NSA, AGF over new Kogi law to arm vigilantes

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The Senate has invited the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami, General Mohammed Monguno and National Security Adviser (NSA) over a new law created by the Kogi state House of Assembly which aims at creating and equipping a vigilante service that has similar powers with the police.

The resolution followed a motion by Senator Dino Melaye at Wednesday’s plenary where he alleged that Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello influenced the passage of the new law by the state House of Assembly that has provisions to arm the vigilante group with AK-47 and other assault rifles.

The AGF is being invited to explain whether the 1999 constitution has provisions for the arming of vigilante groups in Nigeria while the NSA is to help with information on whether plans to arm the vigilante group with assault weapons has the approval of his office.

Both men are to appear before the Senate Committees on Judiciary, and National Security and Intelligence on a day yet to be fixed.

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