A siege is underway at the National Assembly as officers of the State Security Services have barricaded the entrance to the complex, turning back lawmakers and workers.
It was gathered that the siege was to aid senators who support President Muhammadu Buhari impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, and elect the senate leader, Ahmed Lawan, as Senate President and Hope Uzodinma as his deputy.
It was also learnt that some 30 pro-Buhari Senators had a meeting overnight with the director general of the SSS, Lawan Daura.
Eventually, At 8.15 a.m. Tuesday morning, the lawmakers, who were initially denied access, were called in by security officers.
Some senators and members of the House of Representatives have been allowed entrance into the National Assembly.
Senators Ben Murray Bruce, Biodun Olujimi, Rafiu Ibrahim, Isa Misau, Abdullahi Gumel all entered the premises. Some members of the House of Representatives also entered.
The lawmakers expressd shock and condemned the act.