- A female lawmaker, Boma Goodhead, has given reasons for challenging masked operatives of the Department of State Services on Tuesday, August 7
- Goodhead, who challenged the operatives when they blocked the National Assembly, says she thought the masked men were snipers
- The lawmaker is a member of the House of Representatives representing Akulga/Asalga constituency in Rivers state
A Peoples Democratic Party lawmaker, Boma Goodhead, who challenged operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) that barricaded the National Assembly on Tuesday, August 7, has said she challenged the operatives because she thought they were snipers.
Goodhead, a member of the House of Representatives representing Akulga/Asalga constituency in Rivers state, made this disclosure in an interview with Punch.
NAIJ.com gathers that the lawmaker said that the action of the security operatives was undemocratic.
She said: "When I saw what was going on yesterday (Tuesday, August 7), I just felt that it was very, very undemocratic and provocative.
"The reason being that you can’t come into somebody’s house or office and say you will not allow the person to enter his house or where he or she works, especially when I saw them, wearing masks.
"Most times when people go with masks, it’s either they are snipers or they are people who are just there for a purpose and would not want their identities to be known. That suspicion was what made me to react the way I did. So, this was a reaction of the anger within. I say enough is enough because we can’t continue in this manner."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a female member of the House of Representatives from Rivers state, Boma Goodhead, dared DSS operatives at the National Assembly to shoot her.
Angered by the blockade of the National Assembly on Tuesday, August 7, by DSS operatives, Goodhead said the siege was against the tenets of democracy.
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