The House of Representatives on Thursday moved in favour of a motion seeking to investigate the circumstances that led to the recent protest by men of the Nigeria Police in Maiduguri on Monday.
This followed a motion of urgent public importance by Representative Kinsley Chinda from Rivers State.
The motion is coming days after hundreds of police protesters stormed the street of Maiduguri to demand for improved welfare.
Representative Chinda said the scene of the protest was a worrisome sight and the legislature must wade in urgently, if not history will not forgive them.
Other lawmakers who spoke in support of the motion said the welfare of mobile Policemen should be given utmost priority.
In his Contribution, Representative Hassan Saleh from Benue State said the parliament must rise up to it’s responsibility.
Another lawmaker from Kano State, Aliyu Madaki said the incident was very alarming, where police officers called the Inspector General of Police “a thief”.
He said the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris is incompetent and incapable of protecting lives and security of Nigerians and must be removed.
The House resolved to constitute an adhoc Committee to investigate the remote cause of the protest and report back to the House for further legislative action.