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Security officials have stormed the premises of the National Assembly.

Security operatives at the entrance of National Assembly Complex. Pic 2: Lawmakers denied entry into the National Assembly.

Security officials have stormed the premises of the National Assembly.
The masked security operatives and officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) arrived at the National Assembly very early on Tuesday morning and barricading the entrance to the complex.
Lawmakers and members of staff of the National Assembly were prevented from entering the premises.

Journalists were also barred from entering the complex as a result of what the DSS allegedly said is an order “from above.”

Drama is currently playing out at both chambers of the National Assembly as men of the Department of State Services, DSS, have currently taken over the assemblies’ and have prevented lawmakers as well as journalists from gaining access into their chambers. This is following the emergency meeting summoned by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki yesterday to discuss Issues which included the string of defections in the political space, rumoured plan to impeach the Senate President and the pending 2019 elections supplementary budget, among others. Recall however, that the presidency had raised the alarm yesterday over the scheduled emergency Senate meeting today which was to have in attendance, the House of Representatives’ Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara as well as other lawmakers. The presidency had claimed that the meeting was being aimed at shutting down the entire government of President Muhammadu Buhari. However, drama began this morning as men of DSS were said to have invaded the National Assembly Chambers in the early hours of Monday and taken over the complexes. In a series of tweets, one of Saraki’s aides, Omisore Bamikole, said “the Dss agents take over National Assembly entrance, prevent Senators, Staff and other aides from gaining entrance. They claim order from above.” “Here is a video of Senator @rafiuibrahim being prevented from entering the National Assembly complex this morning.”

Source: Channels News
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