The Acting President Yemi Osibanjo, of Nigeria, has condemned what he described as an unauthorised takeover of the national assembly complex by security operatives on Tuesday.
ACTING PRESIDENT OSIBANJO REACTS OVER DSS ACTIONS:
In a statement that was issued by his spokesman Laolu Akande, the acting president said the act was a gross violation of the constitutional order, the rule of law and all accepted notions of law and order.
According to Acting President Osibanjo, the unlawful act was carried out, without the knowledge of the presidency is entirely unacceptable.
Consequently, he assured Nigerians that all persons within the security agencies who took part in the travesty would be figured out and subjected to appropriate disciplinary action.
Officers of the Department Of State Services (DSS), had stormed the National Assembly in the early hours of Tuesday, barricading the entrance and preventing lawmakers from entering into the National Assembly.
Journalists to the National Assembly were also barred from entering the complex with the DSS officials insinuating that the blockage was an order “from above.”
However, shortly after, the Acting President ordered the immediate sack of the Director-General of the DSS, Lawal Musa Daura.
Matthew Seiyefa from Bayelsa State then replaced him as Acting Director-General of the Department Of State Services (DSS)