– The lawmaker representing Bayelsa East senatorial district says invasion of the upper chamber shows he national assembly and presidential villa are not safe
– He said there is a serious security problem in the Federal Republic of Nigeria – Going further, he added that the rich and the poor can get attacked the same way and there is no protection for anyone Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, the lawmaker representing Bayelsa East senatorial district, has decried the invasion of the Upper Chamber by suspected thugs. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s senator in his reaction to the invasion which led to the thugs running off with the mace of authority said the action shows the national assembly and presidential villa are not safe, Channels TV reports. Bruce voiced his concern for the security of national assembly and the presidential villa during his appearance on News At 10.
“There is no way on earth they (the invaders) could have gotten into a car, kidnapped a senator, drove through multiple security points, escaped from the facility; we are next to the Villa. If the National Assembly complex is not safe, then the Villa certainly is not safe,” the lawmaker said. “If people can get away with this on live TV, then we have a serious security problem in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. If herdsmen can kill with no ramifications, kidnappers can pick you away with no ramifications, and the rich and the poor can get attacked the same way and there is no protection for anyone, then we are in a state of anarchy,” he added.
They left the National Assembly with the mace in a black SUV. The mace is the symbol of authority of the parliament.