Nigeria's vice president fires intelligence chief over blockade of parliament

Posted August 08, 2018

Seiyefa is native of Bayelsa State.

The Director-General of the Department of the State Services, Lawal Daura, has been sacked. He was also the Director, Institute of Security Studies, Abuja.

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris escaped the wrath of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo because of his reported refusal to contribute additional men and officers of the police force to Tuesday's invasion of the National Assembly.

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A senior aide to Senate President Bukola Saraki was among a number of people who tweeted pictures and video from outside the National Assembly building. Parliament went on recess last week until September 25 but meetings were to be held on Tuesday.

"The chairman of APC is now meeting with some APC senators".

Daura was sacked following the unauthorized siege on the National Assembly by masked officers of the DSS Tuesday.

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Seiyefa, had earlier arrived the presidential Villa in an official SUV, by 4 p.m., clutching a file and was received at the entrance by the ADC to the acting President.

The Acting President, in the statement, condemned the action of the DSS as "a gross violation of the constitutional order, rule of law and all accepted notions of law and order".

Adding that he would move to have their visas revoked by western nations for their anti-democratic moves.

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PoliticsNGR gathered that the senators met at the hotel in the Central area of FCT, Abuja in a bid to force a change in the leadership of the Senate. Boma Goodhead, the Honourable Member from Rivers State who defied the masked gunmen from DSS at the gates of the National Assembly.