Osinbajo fires DSS boss, summons IG Idris, over siege on National Assembly

Marsha Scott
August 8, 2018

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.

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has ordered a termination of the appointment of the Director-General of the Department Of State Security (DSS), Lawal Musa Daura.

Seiyefa who replaces th sacked DG, Lawal Musa Daura, was in the villa ostensibly to receive briefing from the Acting President.

"Obviously, like I said, I have not got a detailed brief on that".

Although there's no local law requiring him to step down, APC stalwarts insist Saraki must resign since the ruling party still has majority in the Senate and ought to produce the Senate president in line with democratic conventions.

The acting President, therefore, assured Nigerians that all persons within the law enforcement apparatus, who participated in "this travesty" would be identified and subjected to appropriate disciplinary action.

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In the aftermath of the drama that played out at the National Assembly early morning of Tuesday, it was discovered that senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were not at the Assembly.

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

Later in the day, Buhari's office denied authorising the move, which comes amid a surge of tension between the president and his political rivals.

The lawmaker made this disclosure in an interview with newsmen at the National Assembly.

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"We also understand that after collecting the signatures they will be proceeding to the National Assembly to carry out their plan".

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