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NASS siege: Boma Goodhead stands out – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Wednesday praised Honourable Boma Goodhead, a member of the House of Representatives for the role she played during the invasion of the National Assembly by armed security operatives on Tuesday.

TheNewsGuru reports Saraki saying “I believe that Honourable Boma Goodhead, a member of the House of Representatives, stands out” at the world press conference he convened to address the invasion of the NASS.

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“She looked a masked security operative in the eye and dared him to shoot. She let it be known that Nigerians would not stand for the barricade at the National Assembly, that we would not be cowed.

“It was another pointer to what is possible in this country when women take their place in leadership,” Saraki said.

Boma on Tuesday dared operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to shoot her and others blocked from entering the National Assembly.

The lawmaker represents Asalga/Akulga federal constituency of Rivers State.

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Infuriated that people were stopped from gaining access into the premises, Goodhead charged towards the DSS agents.

“Start shooting, shoot this gun”, she said pointing to operatives’ rifles.

“How many people can you shoot down here, how many?” she screamed.

However, the operatives kept their cool and said no word.

At a point in the video, a voice was heard appealing to Boma to calm down.

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