Osinbajo Condemns NASS Blockade, Vows To Punish Perpetrators

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The police and operatives of the DSS early on Tuesday, blocked the main gate of the National Assembly, preventing lawmakers and staff from gaining access into the complex.

Idris absolved the police of any blame after a closed-door meeting with the acting President, Prof.

He said that the standoff at the NASS complex reached him as a surprise, adding that the police would soon issue a statement in relation to the impasse. "When I have a detailed picture, we'll make a release about it".

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has directed the termination of the appointment of the Director General, State Security Service, Lawal Daura, with immediate effect, the presidency has said.

Seiyefa, however came out of Acting President's office around 5p.m, without addressing the press.

In a statement by his media aide, Professor Osinbajo described the takeover as unlawful and unauthorised, vowing to ensure everyone involved is disciplined.

The Tuesday siege was mainly carried out by the DSS and lasted from the early hours of Tuesday till afternoon.

Some PDP senators, who were caught in the blockade interpreted it as a move to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki.

The lawmakers have since gained entry to the National Assembly.