Saraki visits female sergeant-at-arms injured by invaders
The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Sunday, visited a female Sergeant-At-Arms, Mrs. Sandra Davou - injured on Wednesday as she and her colleagues struggled to stop thugs who invaded the Senate and stole its Mace.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the President of the Senate, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, Mrs. Davou who lives in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), is presently recuperating after she was treated and discharged from hospital.
Saraki who was accompanied on the visit by his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Senator Isa Hamma Misau and Senator Baba Kaka Garbai, commended Mrs. Davou and her colleagues who had put up a spirited fight to prevent the invaders from gaining access to the Senate Chambers.
He also commended his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and all his colleagues who successfully took charge and safeguarded the National Assembly and the nation's democracy.
He said that the visit was meant to thank and show appreciation to Mrs Davou and her colleagues for their hard work, commitment and courage.
Saraki who was away in Washington on official assignment at the time the incident occurred, said the parliament is what defines a democratic nation, and the moment it is not there then democracy ceases to exist.
The Senate President described last Wednesday’s invasion a "sad day" and "disgrace" for the nation's democracy and called for unity and firmness to eliminate all such undemocratic tendencies.