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Chaos Erupts at National Assembly Complex

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  • During the violent encounter, some members of the group were injured while others had their wheelchairs badly damaged.

Chaos erupted at the National Assembly Complex on Thursday as some persons living with disabilities reportedly clashed with armed police officers and other security operatives attached to the National Assembly gate.

It was gathered that the security operatives brutalised the physically challenged people, who stormed the complex to protest alleged neglect by the Nigerian government.

The group, under the aegis of Great Mind Foundation of Persons with Deformity, Niger Delta, besieged the complex but were prevented from gaining entry by the armed policemen which led to an altercation as the protesters dragged the gate with the police.

National Assembly Complex

However, during the violent encounter, some members of the group were injured while others had their wheelchairs badly damaged.

Chaos Erupts At National Assembly Complex
Scene of the chaos at the National Assembly Complex.

Upon gaining entry into the complex, they were received by Senator Sani Abdullahi who asked them to appoint five delegates to meet with the leadership of the Assembly.

Meanwhile, the group said they had been abandoned and neglected after a series of promises by government officials.

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