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Reps urge Buhari to Meet Shiite Demand, Review National Assembly Internal Security

Reps urge Buhari to Meet Shiite Demand, Review National Assembly Internal Security

Doris Ukaonu

President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged by the House of Representatives to meet the demand of the Shiite group.

It should be recalled that on July 9, the Islamic Sect stormed the premises of the National Assembly, calling for the release of their leader, Ibrahim El Zakzaky, who is in the custody of the Department of State Security. In the process, they shot two security operatives and destroyed properties.

The House of Representatives who met on Wednesday, July 10, at the plenary meeting also arrived at a consensus to create an ad hoc group to investigate the attack and proffer solutions that will prevent a recurrence.

The decision of the house concerning the Invasion by the Shiite group was made after Rep. Ndudi Elumelu, a Minority Leader of the House moved the motion.

House of Representative Speaker, Femi Gbajabimila bemoaned the invasion and said that it should not be condoned.

Rep. Elumelu who led the debate said that the invasion was an eye opener to them all as they have now realised how penetrable the security system of the National Assembly is.

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He warned that visitors should not be granted access to the National Assembly complex without comprehensive scrutiny.

To probe the matter, the Senators decided on a review of the internal security of the National Assembly.

The House resolved that the individuals who were affected by the attack would be urgently compensated.

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