Officers of the Nigeria Police Force, on Thursday, stormed the national office of the Peace Corps of Nigeria located at Jabi, Abuja, shielding the corps from gaining access into the office.
The House of Representatives had on Tuesday, ordered the Police to unseal the office within 48 hours.
The Lawmakers’ order was in compliance with the judgements of Justice Gabriel Kolawole and Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Accordingly, the Peace Corps Officers were resisted by the police Anti-Riot squad.
The Police arrived in 5 hilux vans with Anti-Riot shields and other weapons
Coalition of Civil Society Organizations and other youth bodies were present at the scene.
The Peace Corps said it came in peace and bare hands, but were forcefully barricaded from entering their building by the Police.
National Commandant of the Corps, Dickson Akoh told journalists that the Corps was only obeying the court orders and the directive of the House of Representatives.
“We have come in peace. We are peace loving people. If the Police refuses to open the office, we shall go back, we won’t be confrontational with them,”,Akoh said.
As at the time of filing this report, the Police and the Corps have refused to leave the premises, while the atmosphere is getting tensed.