Nigerian security forces temporarily block lawmakers from entering parliament

  • Nigerian security forces temporarily block lawmakers from entering parliament

Nigerian security forces temporarily block lawmakers from entering parliament

"Secondus also salutes the courage of the Vice President in sacking the Director General of the DSS, Lawan Daura to show that Nigeria can not be hijacked and ruled by cabals".

Recall that security officials, mainly from the DSS, on Tuesday prevented lawmakers, staff and journalists from gaining entrance to the National Assembly.

The Director-General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura has been sacked by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

According to Prince Secondus, "the siege in National Assembly leaves no one doubt that President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling APC are out to destroy this hard earned democracy all because they can no longer fit into it".

Nigeria's security forces stopped lawmakers entering parliament on Tuesday in a blockade seen by the opposition as a bid to intimidate its leaders, but the presidency condemned the move and the acting president fired the head of the security agency.

Speaking on the development while fielding questions from State House Correspondents after he held a closed door meeting with acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Idris said the police would soon issue a statement on the incident.

The statement gave no reason for Daura's dismissal.

A top source quoted by the report said: "What the IGP told Daura was that he had enough police officers and men now manning the NASS and did not need to deploy more personnel there".

49 senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria have appended their signatures against the failed attempt to impeach the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

Some APC lawmakers also in recent interviews with newsmen, warned that there will be no peace until Saraki resigned as president of the Senate.

Buhari plans to seek a second term in the February 2019 presidential vote but the loss of influential figures and divisions within his party could cost him support from powerful patronage networks and among voters.