NASS Siege Came As A Surprise, IGP Claims

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Nigeria's acting president Yemi Osinbajo has fired the head of the country's intelligence agency, according to Osinbajo's aide, after masked security men prevented lawmakers and staff from entering the country's parliament earlier in the day.

The police boss further added that the NASS situation is not an attack on democracy.

He said "Obviously, like I said, I have not got a detailed brief on that. In fact we are going to issue a (press) release (on that)", he said.

Osinbajo condemned the unauthorized takeover of the National Assembly complex, describing it as "a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law and all acceptable notions of law and order".

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The Director-General of the Department of the State Services, Lawal Daura, has been sacked.

The sack is believed to be related to Mr Daura's role in the siege on the National Assembly on Tuesday. After the lawmakers were allowed in, other officials and the media remained barred from the premises.

The presidency in a statement said the obstruction of lawmakers was without its consent.

"Moreover, Section 16 of the Legislative House (Powers and Privileges) Act, 2017, provides that any person, who by any act, obstructs members of the National Assembly from performing their legislative duties, is liable and punishable by imprisonment".

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