Acting President sacks DSS Director, Lawal Daura, after NASS invasion

Senator Akpabio with President Buhari in London

But a spokesman for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said in a statement that the DSS director general, Lawal Musa Daura, had been fired.

He said the sack of the Director General of DSS, Lawal Musa Daura was not enough, insisting that he should be arrested and prosecuted.

He is Matthew Benabafa Seiyefa, who until his appointment was the director in charge of the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), an institution established in 2005 as the cardinal training institution for the SSS.

Some APC lawmakers also in recent interviews with newsmen, warned that there will be no peace until Saraki resigned as president of the Senate.

The police and operatives of the DSS early on Tuesday, blocked the main gate of the National Assembly, preventing lawmakers and staff from gaining access into the complex.

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Independent sources speculated that Tuesday's action was a show of strength connected to a political crisis ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections next February.

Akpabio's resignation is seen as a move to force Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign from his office following his defection from the ruling party to the PDP. As I speak, we understand he is collecting signature for the Senate President's impeachment.

He said, the "unlawful act, which was done without the knowledge of the Presidency, is condemnable and completely unacceptable".

NAIJ.com earlier reported that operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), took over the National Assembly complex.

He was received at the entrance of the Villa by the aide de camp to the acting president.

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