18 April 2018

Nigeria: Invasion of Senate, Attempted Coup d'État - Shehu Sani

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National assembly.

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debt, Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna),has described the invasion of the senate chambers as an attempted coup d'état.

Dailytrust reports that Five persons sneaked into the chamber while DSP, Ike Ekweremadu was presiding and went away with the mace .

The guys including two hefty guys ran out of the chamber through the main gate.

They jumped into a waiting jeep and drove off.

Reacting to the incident, Sani in a tweet said the invasion is an open and undisguised assault on our democracy and a desecration of our constitution.

"The armed invasion of the senate chambers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria stands condemned. It's treasonable and nothing but an attempted coup d etat," Sani said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Nigeria is gradually sliding into a totalitarian state. The inferno of violence has moved from the hinterlands to the heights of constitutional authority. The armed invasion is a well-coordinated action aimed violating and incinerating the parliament."

The armed invasion of the senate stands condemned.Its treasonable,an attempted coup d etat .Its an assault on democracy and a desecration of an institution of democracy.Those who sanctioned,organized and supported... https://t.co/ExIQ2VvYCt

- Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) April 18, 2018

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