Nigerian Senate condemns terrorist attack on British Parliament

Nigerian Senators condemned the Wednesday terrorist attacks on the British Parliament that led to the death of 3, including a police officer.

Nigerian senators on Thursday condemned the Wednesday terrorist attacks on the British Parliament.

In a point of order raised by the Senate leader, Ahmed Lawan (Yobe/Yobe North), he described the attack was an unfortunate incident happening at a time the British Parliament had done more than enough to stabilise the world.

He requested that the Nigerian Senate should condemn the attack, noting that terrorism was not limited to a particular country.

“Mr Senate President, distinguished Colleagues, you aware of an attack against the British Parliament in Westminster yesterday. This is very unfortunate at this time, particularly what the British Parliament has done for the entire world.

“This must be condemned by Nigeria upper legislative chambers,” he said.

Senator Hassan Mohammed (Yobe/Yobe South) stressed that the Nigerian Parliament was vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

He suggested that it was high time the leadership of the National Assembly conducted safety drills for all personnel in the Assembly environment.

Senator George Sekibo (Rivers/Rivers East) in his contribution wished that such should not happen, adding that the aim of terrorists was to stop Parliamentarians from speaking the truth against their evil agenda.

Sekibo added that, in the past, some Nigerian lawmakers were scared of making remarks against Boko Haram insurgents.

The Senate upheld resolutions to stand by the British Parliament in solidarity, noting that they have helped the development of democracy in Commonwealth countries.

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