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Soldiers And Policemen Take Over National Assembly, Cordon Off Senate, Reps Chambers

Posted by Samuel on Thu 19th Apr, 2018 - tori.ng

Men of the Nigeria Police Force and soldiers have reportedly taken over the National Assembly following the snatching of the mace from the Senate.

The National Assembly
 
According to a report by Punch Metro, there is a huge presence of security operatives in and around the National Assembly Complex on Thursday, following the invasion of the Senate chamber with snatching of the mace by thugs on Wednesday.
 
Apart from the presence of more policemen, soldiers were also deployed to guard the premises.
 
The sergeants-at-arms also conducted stricter checks on workers and guests going in.
 
Some soldiers and policemen stationed at the lobby adjoining the Senate and House of Representatives’ chambers‎ had a brief argument over their responsibilities in the protection of the area.
 
The Divisional Police Officer of the National Assembly Division, Mr. A Sulu-Gambari, however intervened in the matter and resolved the conflict.
 
The lobby was later cordoned off.
 
Details later…

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