Attackers of NPA headquarters must be punished


The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Sunday, described the October 21 attack by hoodlums, masquerading as #EndSARS protesters, on the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) headquarters as disastrous.

During a tour of the NPA headquarters, Mr Amaechi also noted that the perpetrators of the act should be punished.

“The damage is disastrous. No matter how you want to vent your angers over police brutality, you don’t need to destroy people’s properties.

“I was once a student, we did not take laws into our hands even when we were protesting.

“If you remember in 1983, during the time of Babagida and Buhari, we were always on the streets as students, we never took laws into our hands and we never destroyed people’s property.

“During the time of Taiye Solarin, there were national protests, we partook in those protests but we didn’t take laws into our hands.

“It is legitimate to protest and illegitimate to hide under the guise of protests to destroy people’s public properties and the law does not allow closure of highways because there are other road users,” he said.

The minister pointed out that he believes this should not just end here…



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