Mace Theft: If NASS Is Unsafe, Villa Is Not Safe – Ben Bruce
The lawmaker representing Bayelsa East senatorial district, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, is worried about the security of the National Assembly and the Presidential Villa after the Senate was invaded on Wednesday.
Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, a legislator on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), raised the concern during his appearance on News At 10, hours after suspected thugs disrupted proceedings at the Upper Chamber and made away with the mace.
He condemned the incident which he said involved the kidnap of one of his colleagues, stressing that it shows Nigeria has a serious security challenge.
“There is no way on earth 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. 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 said