The Senate on Tuesday observed a one minute silence in honor of the late jimoh Isiaka, a 23-year-old student student was murdered by trigger happy police officers during the EndSARS protest in Ogbomosho.
The one minute silence was held after the Senator representing Oyo North, Fatai Buhari moved a motion of the EndSARS protest in the country, Jimoh’s murder and the alleged attack on the Palace of the Soun of Ogbomosho on Sunday.
Following the motion, the Senate resolved to:
“Observe one minute silence in honor of late Jimoh Isiaka and other Nigerian youths who lost their lives due to the unprofessionalism of some members of the Nigeria Police Force
“Mandate the Senate Committee on Police Affairs to interface with the hierarchy of Nigeria Police Force towards proper compensation to the families of the deceased Jimoh Isiaka.
“Mandate the Senate Committee on Nigeria Police Affairs to interface with the hierarchy of the Nigeria Police Force for the reorientation of members of the force towards restraining the use of firearms during assemblies and protests in line with the dictates of international laws and global best practices.”
In his remark, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan said Nigerians have the right to protest and the protest has yielded the desired result but there is no need for further protest since the government has yielded to their request.