Hundreds of members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, also known as Shiites, on Tuesday, stormed the National Assembly and shot a police officer and a civil defence officer, Punch Metro reports.
The gates to the National Assembly have been shut.
A Punch Metro correspondent reports that the dreaded Shiite members overpowered the policemen at the gate, collected one of their guns and shot the two security operatives.
They entered the main entrance popularly known as MOPOL gate and vandalised the gatehouse.
L-R: The National Assembly Complex and one of the damaged vehicles after Shiites attack on Tuesday. Photo: Leke Baiyewu
They also burnt three vehicles and destroyed many others.
The sect members unleashed terror on other security operatives when tear-gas canisters were fired to disperse them.
The gates to all the National Assembly premises have been closed as staff and other accredited persons ran for dear lives.
Visitors to the federal parliament were barred from entering the premises as of the time of filing this report.