The House of Representatives on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to urgently engage the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly known as Shiites, so as to amicably resolve their grievances.

This was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion moved by the Minority Leader of the House, Ndudi Elumelu at plenary.

Ndudi Elumelu, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives

It could be recalled the Shiite group invaded the National Assembly Complex on Tuesday in protest, demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who had been held in detention.

In the process, the protesters clashed with security operatives, injured five officers and destroyed private and police vehicles.

The green chambers recommended that the internal security of the National Assembly be thoroughly assessed and adequate measures employed to avoid further occurrence.

The legislators called for compensation for the officers who were affected and hospitalised as a result of the incident.

The House stressed the need to ascertain if men of the Sergeant-At-Arms and the Nigerian Police Force were insured under group of the Personnel Accident Scheme and Workmen Compensation.