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Police, DSS take over Rivers State Assembly



Police, DSS take over Rivers State Assembly

Following a reported explosion at the Rivers State House of Assembly complex, security operatives have taken control of the area. The explosion, which occurred on Sunday night, resulted in damage to the facility, including the chamber.

The incident transpired when unknown individuals, suspected to be arsonists, reportedly threw an explosive device into the Assembly complex at around 9:30 pm, triggering a fire outbreak within the legislative building.

This unsettling development coincides with rumors circulating about alleged plans by certain lawmakers to initiate impeachment proceedings against Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

The move is purportedly in response to Governor Fubara’s clash with the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike.

Reports suggest that some lawmakers have advanced arrangements to first impeach the Majority Leader, Eddison Ehie, in an attempt to clear the path for Fubara’s removal.

In response to the situation, more than 50 security operatives from the Nigerian Police and the Department of State Services (DSS) have taken control of the Assembly Complex and the surrounding area.

Authorities advised motorists and other road users on Monday morning to seek alternative routes to their destinations.

Approximately 17 security trucks and four Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) have been stationed at the entrance and in the vicinity of the Rivers State assembly complex.