UPDATE: Senators allowed into Assembly complex


After initially being prevented from entering the National Assembly complex, some senators have been allowed in by security agents.

Operatives of the Department of State Security had earlier turned back the Senators claiming to be acting on orders from above.

The DSS operatives had prevented the national assembly members from entering the national assembly for about 40 minutes on Tuesday.

No reasons were given by the security operatives for their action.

Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, and Biodun Olujimi, senator representing Ekiti south-west, were among the lawmakers who confronted the security operatives.

“We all own this country and we will enter,” Olujimi was heard saying.

The Ekiti senator told Bruce: “Don’t leave here we are going in.”

Thereafter, the lawmakers were allowed to enter the premises of the national assembly after talks with the DSS operatives.

Olujimi was seen personally ensuring that senators and house of representatives members were cleared into the assembly after they had shown their identity cards.

It is not clear if the lawmakers are in a session as journalists are still barred from the premises of the national assembly.

The DSS operatives are still stationed at all entry or exit points at the national assembly complex.

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