Speakership crisis: Police seal Nasarawa Assembly complex

Speakership crisis: Police seal Nasarawa Assembly complex

The police have sealed off the Nasarawa House of Assembly Complex, to avert a breakdown of law and order following the emergence of two speakers for the seventh assembly.

DSP Ramhan Nansel, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) said this on Wednesday in a statement in Lafia.

Nansel said that the action was due to a directive by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Maiyaki Mohammed-Baba.

He said that the commissioner gave the directive after consultation with other security agencies in the state.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the members-elect on Tuesday, June 6 held two parallel proceedings resulting in the emergence of two different speakers for the assembly.

An unusual heavy security presence was noticed at the complex When NAN visited on Wednesday.


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