Some senators who were denied entrance into the National Assembly by masked DSS officials on Tuesday morning, have reacted to the development.
Senator Bruce, others blocked at NASS entrance gate
TORI News had earlier reported that in an apparent move to oust the senate president, Bukola Saraki, the main entrance of the National Assembly in Abuja, was on Tuesday morning, locked by officers of the Department of State Security Services.
While speaking to correspondent at NASS entrance gate after being denied access to the complex, a senator from Kwara state, Rafiu Ibrahim, who was first to arrive among the senators, said; “We got here this morning to go into our office as usual; I work very early. During recess we do committee works and our own writings. I’m writing a book, so I go in there almost every day.
A female lawmaker confronting the masked DSS officials
“We got here and DSS has taken over all the gates, all entrances to the National Assembly and they said it’s order from above. We asked them why, they said there is no reason. As it is today, it means Nigeria is under siege.”
Ben Murray-Bruce, PDP-Bayelsa, also condemned the situation.
“I have contacted the UK and US Embassy to revoke the visa of Senator Akpabio or anybody leading this assault on this institution.
"We will ask them to revoke the visas of their wives and that of their children. They will not be allowed to leave Nigeria to travel to any nation in western Europe and North America,” he said.