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

Nigerian presidency condemns 'unauthorized' parliamentary blockade

Nigerian presidency condemns 'unauthorized' parliamentary blockade

Lawal Musa Daura, was also at the meeting. He declined to speak to newsmen.

"Mr. Daura has been directed to hand over to the most senior officer if the State Security Service until further notice".

With about 34 years of experience, Seiyefa has served in different capacities, including the State Director in Osun, Akwa Ibom, and the Lagos States.

Nigeria's acting president Yemi Osinbajo has fired the head of the country's intelligence agency, according to Osinbajo's aide, after masked security men prevented lawmakers and staff from entering the country's parliament earlier in the day.

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has claimed that the siege laid to the National Assembly by the officers of the Department of State Services (DSS), came to him as a surprise. So, when I get the brief, in fact we are going to issue a (press) release.

"The unlawful act, which was done without the knowledge of the presidency, is condemnable and completely unacceptable", said a statement issued later by Osinbajo's office.

The decision to fire the top intelligence chief is believed to be connected with a Tuesday morning blockade of the country's legislature - the National Assembly, NASS.

ABUJA- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo should shed the idea of using the sacked Director General (DG) of the Directorate of State Security (DSS), Lawal Daura as "the fall guy" for Tuesday's invasion of the National Assembly by security forces.

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