“I believe that when protesters demands are met, their goal should have been achieved.” – Ahmad Lawan
The upper chamber has called on #EndSars protesters to sheath their swords while they allow the executive work on their five demands.
Protesters have continued to show their agitations on the need to #EndSars and #EndPoliceBrutality in the nation. The agitators stormed the National Assembly on Wednesday to further make their demands known to the Legislature.
The Senate leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, had been delegated to meet with the protesters. He briefed the Upper Chamber that:
“… we met with a view to pacifying the protesters and also extending our commiseration with them over what happened. They explained that in the course of their peaceful demonstration, they were accosted by some hoodlums who they alleged were directed by the police to attack them; and how they were able to weather the storm and assemble at the National Assembly to inform us of their travails.”
He also added that, the protesters complained about the damages they recorded during the attack. He said the protesters have been directed to make a written list of their complaint and damages, which is yet to be submitted.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has however assured that the Senate would ensure the five demands are not just accepted but implemented.
He said that: “Nigerians have the right to peaceful demonstration. When they feel very strongly about issues, they can do so to call the attention of the leaders of this country for appropriate action to be taken.”