Nigeria Parliament 'takeover': Intelligence head Lawal Musa Daura fired

Nigeria Parliament 'takeover': Intelligence head Lawal Musa Daura fired

Nigeria Parliament 'takeover': Intelligence head Lawal Musa Daura fired

Sources said the handing over to Seiyefa was being conducted at the Yellow House headquarters of the agency by the agency's director of administration and logistics as Daura was not available at the ceremony.

In a statement on Tuesday, a former Deputy Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof Ernest Ojukwu (SAN), said the acting President had "renewed great hope that our democracy shall survive".

The National Assembly was on Tuesday morning barricaded by the operatives, temporarily preventing lawmakers and staff of the National Assembly from gaining access to their offices.

Witnesses said armed men wearing the black uniform of the Department of State Security stood at the gates of the building, where they were later joined by police officers.

A spokesman for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said in comments on Twitter that DSS head Lawal Musa Daura had been fired.

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

Atiku, who is a PDP presidential hopeful, urged Buhari to call the police and DSS to order "and abandon this madness".

These included the country's third most senior elected official, Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Saraki was also expected to meet with Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Parliament went on recess last week until September 25 but meetings were to be held on Tuesday.

Seiyefa was shortly after Daura's sack, spotted in the Presidential Villa, where he had a meeting with Osinbajo.

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