- Senate president , Ahmad Lawan, has visited the policemen injured in the invasion of the National Assembly by Shi'ite members
- Lawan led a team of senators on the visit to the National Hospital in Abuja where the policemen are receiving medical attention
- The Senate president urged law enforcement agencies to ensure the prosecution of those who attacked the National Assembly
The president of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condemned the reported attack on the National Assembly by some protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shi'ites.
Lawan, who paid a visit to some of the injured police officers currently receiving treatment at the National Hospital, Abuja, was accompanied by some senators.
While sympathising with the victims of the attack and wishing them quick recovery, Lawan called for the effective prosecution of those involved in the invasion of the National Assembly.
Legit.ng earlier reported the death of Umar Abdullahi, a sergeant in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), who was beaten up by rampaging Shiite members during their invasion of the National Assembly on Tuesday, July 9.
It was learnt that the Shi’ites broke down the first gate of the National Assembly and proceeded to the second, which serves as the main entrance to the complex.
However, security operatives on ground repelled the protest with gunshots fired into the air to disperse the protesters.
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a 24-hour surveillance on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs to forestall a possible breakdown of law and order.
A statement by DCP Frank Mba, the force public relations officer in Abuja said the IGP gave the order following a violent protest by members of the El-Zakzakky Group in Abuja.
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