Breaking: Tight security as masked security men storm National Assembly

Members of the Nigerian Armed Forces Sniper Unit stand in their ghillie suits at the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) military demonstration held at General Ao Azazi barracks in Gwagwalada on April 17, 2018. The African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) is a weeklong seminar held in Nigeria, bringing together land forces from across Africa to discuss and develop cooperative solutions and improve transregional security and stability. / AFP PHOTO

Senators in closed door Session, IGP, Idris appears today

By Henry Umoru

Deputy Inspector General of Police Operation, Joseph Habila returning Hijacked Senate Mace to National Assembly Clark , Sani Omolori at National Assembly Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

ABUJA- THERE is an unusual tight security situation in the National Assembly, especially around the Senate Chamber and the Foya, with masked security men taking over the place.

It was really surprising this morning for Journalists and Staff who same to the National Assembly to see masked security men, bearing guns being deployed to the National Assembly, just as this has however raised tension and panic.

To avert a recurrence of what happened penultimate week where some thugs stormed the Senate hallowed Chamber and went away with the Mace, a masked security man bearing AK- 47 was sighted this morning.

Across all entry points to the National Assembly, policemen were seen mounting surveillance, just as a truck of Guards Brigade, Police Armoured tanks and vehicles were stationed at the entrance of the National Assembly, even close to the Federal Secretariat.

Meanwhile, Senators have since entered into a closed door session, awaiting the arrival of the Inspector – General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris.

Ibrahim Idris is expected to appear today over the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi) and the killings in some parts of the country in line with the Order Paper.

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