Nigerian lawmakers, NASS staff stranded as DSS block National Assembly

Nigerian lawmakers, NASS staff stranded as DSS block National Assembly

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Operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) on Tuesday morning took over the entrance of the National Assembly, Abuja.

They blocked the entrance gates to the complex and prevented many senators, especially those of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) from Senators Rafiu Ibrahim, Ben Murray Bruce and staff from entering the complex.

Some of the masked operatives reportedly claimed to be acting on orders.

Honourable Boma Goodhead from Rivers State who confronted the operatives was not allowed into the complex.

Senator Rufai Ibrahim in a tweet said “I was just barred by fully armed, masked officers of the DSS from entering the National Assembly (@nassnigeria). “We’re acting on the order from above,” I was told by officers laying siege on the Assembly. All entrances BLOCKED.”

But at about 8.30am, the invasion was halted and vehicular movement allowed.

As at press time, some pro-Saraki Senators have called on the US, the UK and Canada to impose visa ban on Senators plotting to destabilize the National Assembly.

They promised to submit the list of the affected senators.

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