Nigeria Senate

#EndSARS: Senate PDP Caucus Insists on Reform, Compensation for SARS Victims

 

 

 

The opposition  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  Senate caucus has called for “comprehensive police and policing reforms” as the only way assuaging the anger and frustration of Nigerian youths and the general public.

 

The caucus made the call after an emergency meeting it held on Thursday evening at the National Assembly with the party’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus in attendance.

Speaking with journalists after the meeting, the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP, Abia South) said the caucus has also adopted the five point demands made by the #EndSARS protesters, adding that the protesters are Nigerians with constitutional rights.

 

The PDP Caucus also appealed to the government to pay “adequate compensation” to the families of those killed or injured during the protests.

 

“I believe when that is done with comprehensive reform and the rule of law as it pertains to criminal justice system in our country where everybody will be assured of protection of lives and property; that is the way to go that will bring sanity in our country, and all of these will things of the past”.

 

EPARLIAMENT reported that #EndSARS protesters on Thursday stormed the entrance to the National Assembly, forcing security agencies to barricade all entrances to the complex for hours.

 

Among other concerns raised nomination of Presidential Aide, Lauretta Onochie as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

 

 

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