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Nigerian Senate probes xenophobic attacks on Nigerian judges in Gambia

Nigerian Senate probes xenophobic attacks on Nigerian judges in Gambia

- Arbitrary removal of Nigerian judges in Gambia has become a subject of investigation by the Senate

- The removals are said to have been without recourse to the bilateral agreement with the Gambia Judicial Service Commission

- A motion for the investigation of the bilateral agreement between Nigeria and Gambia was also moved

Senate has vowed to probe allegation of persistent xenophobic attacks and ill treatment of Nigerian Judges and other legal personnel serving in the Gambia.

The Senate consequently mandated the Joint Committees on Judiciary, Human Rights, Legal matters and Foreign Affairs to carry out investigations and submit a report for consideration.

Senator David Umar called the attention of the Senate to the arbitrary removal of Nigerian Judges and judicial officers without reasonable cause.

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This was said to have been without recourse to the bilateral agreement by Nigeria and the Gambia Judicial Service Commission, Channels reports.

Umar also moved a motion for the investigation of the bilateral agreement between Nigeria and Gambia.

Speaking on the matter, Ike Ekweremadu, Nigeria's senate deputy president also raised concerns over the attacks.

“Matters such as this should be of concern as we owe our citizens the duty and responsibility to protect them.

“This is a matter that concerns two very friendly countries and it is important that we know the true facts and make important recommendations.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Nigerians in South Africa have been issued with a quit notice to vacate two communities in the country over what has been described as punishment for their crimes.

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NAN reports that the Nigeria Union in South Africa on accused two communities in that country of ordering Nigerians to quit the territories.

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Source: Legit.ng

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