SSS blocks National Assembly as Senators move to impeach Saraki.
Officers of the Department of State Services have barricaded the entrance of the National Assembly in a perceived bid to aid pro-Buhari Senators impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.
Members of the House of Representatives and staff of the National Assembly are being turned back, Premium Times reports
Reports also have it that some 30 pro-Buhari Senators had a meeting overnight with the director general of the SSS, Lawan Daura, to plot the impeachment.
Information from reliable sources also indicate that the senators have planned to elect the senate leader, Ahmed Lawan, as Senate President and Hope Uzodinma as his deputy.
As at the time of filing this report, more police officers are arriving the National Assembly.
Some lawmakers had in past few days insisted Senate President, Bukola Saraki, quit his position having defected from the majority party.
PDP senators who were prevented from entering the National Assembly this morning, have forced their way into the National Assembly but the DSS have blocked the entrance into the senate chambers.
One of the people at the scene Mr Banks Omisore posted a video on twitter with the caption:
Some Senators and house of reps have forced their way In to the National Assembly. We are going to chambers now.
some Senators and house of reps have forced their way In to the National Assembly. We are going to chambers now. fo https://t.co/lr5b9HSrJ6
— Bamikole Banks Omisore (@MrBanksOmishore) August 7, 2018