Nigeria's secret police chief dismissed after parliament blockade

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Nigeria's secret police chief dismissed after parliament blockade

A combined team of the Police and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have arrested and detained the sacked Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura.

Ibrahim Idris, has operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) were not involved in the siege on the National Assembly (NASS) by security operatives on Tuesday. As I speak, we understand he is collecting signature for the Senate President's impeachment.

He said, the "unlawful act, which was done without the knowledge of the Presidency, is condemnable and completely unacceptable".

It described the move as an "unauthorized takeover of the National Assembly complex" which was "a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law and all accepted notions of law and order".

He was received at the entrance of the Villa by the aide de camp to the acting president.

The sacked DG's official convoy returned without him from the Presidential Villa to the Yellow House hours after Mr Daura was fired.

Saraki, whose Senate role makes him Nigeria's third most senior politician, is among a group of lawmakers who have quit President Muhammadu Buhari's ruling party over the last few weeks and joined the main opposition.

The operatives turned away cars of lawmakers and other National Assembly staff.

Southwest women leader Mrs. Kemi Nelson who spoke on behalf of women leaders in the zone reassured Her Excellency that they would work to support the new women leader.

The lawmakers have since gained entry to the National Assembly.

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