How I was terrorized during #EndSARS protest – Senator Ekpenyong
November 25, 2020 7:22 pm
The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday engaged in a heated debate over call for compensation for some states that were affected by the violence that emanated from the #EndSARS protest.
This ensued when Senator Biodun Olujimi (Ekiti South), presented a motion to the upper chamber under urgent matter of national importance on the need for the Federal Government to assist the Lagos State Government in rebuilding its infrastructure. She noted that several media account showed that the peaceful #EndSARS protesters were allegedly shot by the Nigerian Military at the Lekki Tollgate on October 20.
The displeased Senator lamented that private and public property worth over N1 trillion were carted away and destroyed when hoodlums hijacked the peaceful protest in Lagos which was the epicenter of the move. In the same vein, Senator Gershom Bassey (Cross River South, PDP), pleaded with the National Assembly to compensate Crossrivarians over the destruction that took place in the state capital, Calabar.
Commenting on the unfortunate incident, Senator Sani Musa (Niger East) upheld that the compensation should be extended to states in the north besieged by banditry and Boko-Haram crisis. Senator Abdullahi Adamu (Nasarawa West) opposed the motion asking the Senate not to consider the motion because according to him it will be subjected to the panels set up by the states.