JUST IN: Armed men take over Plateau Assembly
The Plateau State House of Assembly, is fully covered with armed security personnel.
It was gathered that as early as 5:30 am on today, the main road leading to the Assembly complex located along John Mark Samci road in Jos, the state capital has been barricaded while traffic is being diverted to other routes.
A resident close to the Assembly complex, John Sumdi who confirmed the development in Jos on Thursday said, ” I just woke up this morning to see the police and other security operatives everywhere. We can’t even go out with our vehicles because the road has been blocked. My concern is how to take the children to school. We are stranded at the moment”.
It was gathered that the security operatives were drafted to the Assembly complex to prevent a breakdown of law and order over alleged plans to impeach the House of Assembly Speaker, Ayuba Abok. It was also gathered that some lawmakers are currently sitting at the Assembly complex.
The Plateau State House of Assembly is the legislative arm of the government of Plateau State of Nigeria. It is a unicameral legislature with 25 members elected from the 17 local government areas of the state.