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By Levinus Nwabughiogu-Abuja

Scores of physically challenged persons from the Niger Delta region on Thursday stormed the National Assembly complex in Abuja, protesting alleged neglect by their representatives in the Senate and the House of Representatives

Though resisted by the security operatives within the assembly complex, the people forced themselves inside.

Their invasion disrupted various activities at the parliament, as they ran around the complex chanting, ‘We no go gree, you must kill us, stop neglecting us and so on.’

The chants attracted some lawmakers from both chambers of the National Assembly, led by the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Abdullahi who appeared to calm frayed nerves after about an hour.

Speaking to the lawmakers, the Spokesman of the physically challenged persons, Amos Etim explained that they came to the National Assembly to…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper