Operatives of the Department of State Service DSS, on Tuesday morning took over the entry of the National Assembly in Abuja.
They blocked the entrance gates to the complex and prevented Senators Rafiu Ibrahim, Ben Murray Bruce and staff from entering the complex.
The Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Sanni Omolori was also refused entry at the second gate of the complex.
Some of the masked operatives reportedly claimed to be acting on orders.
Honourable Boma Goodhead from Rivers State who confronted the operatives was not allowed into the complex.
Senator Rufai Ibrahim in a tweet said “I was just barred by fully armed, masked officers of the DSS from entering the
National Assembly (@nassnigeria). “We’re acting on the order from above,” I was told by officers laying siege on the Assembly. All entrances BLOCKED.”
But at about 8.30am, the invasion was halted and vehicular movement allowed.
As at press time, some pro-Saraki Senators have called on the US, the UK and Canada to impose visa ban on Senators plotting to destabilize the National Assembly.
They promised to submit the list of the affected Senators.