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NASS siege: SSS operatives withdrawn as Saraki holds world press conference tomorrow


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Following the sacking of the Director-General of the Department of State Security Services, Lawal Daura, over an illegal operation at the National Assembly on Tuesday, the SSS operatives have been withdrawn from the blockage they mounted at the NASS complex.

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The operatives, who began departing at 2.47pm, started leaving after the news of the sacking of their director-general got to them.

The siege to the National Assembly started about 6am on Tuesday.

SSS operatives had initially prevented senators, Reps, members of staff and journalists from accessing the complex.

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They later allowed lawmakers in but without their cars, forcing to walk about 400 metres to the entrance to the lobby of the White House.

However, no non-legislator was allowed in until the siege ended.

Meanwhile, the Senate President Bukola Saraki had announced his decision to hold a world press conference on Wednesday (tomorrow) at 12 noon.

The information was shared by his Special Assistant, International Relations, Bamikole Omisore on his twitter handle.

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