The Senate President, Ahmed Lawal has expressed disgust over what he called “the habitual resort to violence by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) under the guise of the exercise of their rights to freedom of association and expression.”
A statement today, July 23, by his special adviser on media, Ola Awoniyi, quoted the Senate President as also deploring the excessive use of force by the security agents on the protesters.
Senator Lawal called on the security agencies to evolve a new approach for peaceful enforcement of law and order, even in the face of provocations.
The Senate President advised the Federal Government to find a speedy resolution to the agitation by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, within the context of the rule of law and national peace and security.
“All lawful options need to be considered towards avoiding carnage from needless confrontations of citizens with the security forces.”