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Senate Deplores Rivers State Violence

Source: thewillnigeria.com
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SENATE SPOKESMAN, SENATOR ENYINNAYA ABARIBE n .
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Urges IGP to Probe  Mayhem SAN FRANCISCO, January 13, 2014, (THEWILL) - The leadership of the Senate has deplored in strong terms the escalating political violence in Rivers State.

The Senate particularly condemned the Sunday violence which resulted to injuries on a serving Senator, Magnus Abe.

Senate's spokesman, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, said on Monday in Abuja, that the Senate is disturbed that what should have been a peaceful gathering turned violent resulting in injuries.

The Senate therefore associated itself with the admonition of President Goodluck Jonathan on his pronouncements to mark the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, where  he warned that no Nigerian blood is worth spilling in the name of politics.

"Consequently, the Senate urges the Inspector General of Police to investigate the latest incident and ensure that it never recurs.

"In the same vein, the Senate advises politicians and their supporters to exercise greater restraint and avoid acts that will not only overheat the system but may harm the country,s democracy,"he said.

BY EMMA UCHE, ABUJA